SAMHSA just announced the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) Act Grant (SP-19003) program to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults. SAMHSA will award up to 20 grants of up to $50,000 per year, for up to 4 years, to current or former Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program recipients. Applications are due March 22, 2019.
Program activities will aim to address community norms regarding alcohol use by youth, reduce opportunities for underage drinking by limiting youth access to alcohol, create changes in underage drinking enforcement efforts, address penalties for underage use, and/or reduce the prevalence of negative consequences associated with underage drinking (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, sexual assaults). In addition, applicants will build on strategic plans that were developed under a DFC grant.