Grants

Substance Abuse, Prevention, and Treatment Block Grants (SAPTBG)

Cabarrus, Davidson, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union

  • Provide evidence-based substance abuse prevention education to parents and children in the counties served.
  • Provide community based support for substance abuse prevention (e.g. working with coalitions, social organizations, etc. to plan and implement programs, health fairs, and initiatives that increase education about substance abuse and decrease access to substance – particularly for underage youth).
  • Provide environmental strategies that increase barriers to substance getting into the hands of youth (e.g. drop boxes for prescription drugs, education for alcohol/cigarette vendors about sales laws and appropriate sales practices, working with local & state governments to strengthen laws and regulations around alcohol and other drug sales).

Partnership for Success Grants:

Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan

  • Provide community based support and education regarding the non-medical use of prescription medication (e.g. working with coalitions, social organizations, etc. to plan and implement programs, health fairs, and initiatives that increase education about substance abuse and decrease access to substance – particularly for underage youth).
  • Provide environmental strategies that increase barriers to prescription drugs getting into the hands of youth (e.g. drop boxes for prescription drugs, education for alcohol/cigarette vendors about sales laws and appropriate sales practices, working with local & state governments to strengthen laws and regulations around alcohol and other drug sales).

Drug Free Communities Grant:

Mecklenburg

  • Build the capacity and sustainability of the Alianza Latino Drug Free Coalition, the first coalition in North Carolina focused on Latino substance abuse prevention.
  • Implement substance abuse prevention education and environmental strategies to reduce youth alcohol and marijuana use and prescription drug misuse. Programs are delivered to Latino parents and youth in targeted Mecklenburg County zip codes.
  • Strategies include a strong youth advisory component which develops culturally relevant peer-to-peer media marketing materials, as well as parent and adult-focused strategies which include media outreach and marketing campaigns, town halls and disseminating information about the legal and health implications of substance abuse through health fairs, cultural festivals and other social gatherings.

Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Grant:

Mecklenburg County

  • Translate unique YOU curriculum into Spanish and provide training of trainers in an effort to build a group of Latino facilitators trained to deliver the curriculum to Latino youth in English or Spanish as needed.
  • Decrease access to alcohol by minors through Responsible Vendor Trainings.
  • Provide a weekly Latino radio show and newspaper column in Spanish on prevention issues for Latino audiences.
  • Develop a Spanish language website for Alianza and Latino initiatives.