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W H A T I S T H E S P F – P F S G R A N T ?

W H A T I S T H E S P F – P F S G R A N T ?


The Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnership for Success (SPF-PFS) grant is a vital
5-year initiative facilitated by SAMHSA. It is designed to empower states, tribes, and
communities in the United States to address substance use and promote mental health by
implementing evidence-based prevention strategies.
The primary aim of the SPF-PFS grant is to reduce the onset and progression of
substance use and its related consequences across all ages, particularly among
underserved populations. By fostering collaboration and strategic planning, this grant
supports the development and implementation of effective prevention efforts tailored to
the unique needs of each community.
The Central Vermont Prevention Coalition (CVPC) is actively seeking community input
and working to identify potential partners for this initiative as it prepares an FY24
application.
Assessment: Communities conduct comprehensive assessments to identify local
substance use issues, resources, and readiness to address them.
1.
Capacity Building: Strengthening the capability of communities to effectively
implement evidence-based prevention strategies through training and resource
development.
2.
Planning: Developing and implementing a strategic plan based on the gathered data to
address identified substance use issues.
3.
Implementation: Executing evidence-based prevention programs and policies that
target specific risk factors and enhance protective factors.
4.
Evaluation: Continuous monitoring and assessment of the implemented strategies to
measure their effectiveness and impact on the community.
5.
K E Y C O M P O N E N T S :
T I M E L I N E
February 21, 2024 – application due
August 31, 2024 – award announcement
September 30, 2024 – project begins
September 29, 2029 – project ends
F U N D I N G A M O U N T
$375,000 per year of project
1.Please take our Prevention Inventory survey
2.Share your concerns with us –
a.

What are the prevailing substance use issues or concerns in your community?
How do you perceive the impact of substance use on our community’s health
and well-being?
b.
What root-cause factors related to substance use are a concern to your
community? For example, mental health, isolation, poverty, housing, etc.
c.
3.Share your needs with us –
What resources (human, financial, infrastructural) are currently available or
lacking in addressing substance use issues?
a.
4.Share past/current experiences and ideas with us –
Have there been any past efforts or initiatives to address substance use? If so,
what were the outcomes?
a.
b. Are there any current efforts or initiatives that could be expanded or enahced?
If you had the resources you needed, what programs or initiatives would you
like to implement in your community to address substance use?
c.
5.Readiness, interest, and commitment –
Would your organization be interested in partnering with others to address
these issues more comprehensively?
a.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how prepared do you feel our community is to undertake
initiatives focused on substance use prevention and mental health promotion?
b.
Would your organization be interested in actively participating in grant-related
activities such as assessments, planning, implementation, or evaluation?
c.
H O W Y O U C A N H E L P
C O N T A C T I N F O R M A T I O N
If you are interested in sharing information or learning more about this opportunity,
please contact Eva Zaret, CVPC Project Coordinator at eva.cvpc@gmail.com or
410-935-2325.