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SAMHSA awards grants to prevent substance use disorders in youth

Monday, November 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Alonso
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Last week the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced awards for several State, tribal, and local grantees that have been awarded up to $49 million over the next five years for substance use prevention among children, adolescents, and young adults. The grants awarded include: Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Grants – Partnerships for Success (PFS); Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults; and Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act grants). In the press release on the awards, SAMHSA Principal Deputy Administrator, Kana Enomoto, said that, “these grants can help save lives and support young people to create healthier, more fulfilling, and addiction-free futures for themselves and their peers.”

Read the press release here.

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