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Notice of Funding Availability for Prevention Centers

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Application Deadline is July 9, 2014

Washington, DC—The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) issues a Notice of Funding Availability for qualified community-based organizations addressing community, public health, and mental health and/or substance use disorders in the District  to operate two Prevention Centers—one serving Wards 3 and 4, and the other serving Wards 7 and 8.  Current Prevention Center grant recipients are eligible to apply.  The deadline for submitting an application is 4:45 pm (DST), Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

The Prevention Centers were set up to strengthen community capacity, address needed community and system changes, reduce substance use disorder risk factors, and achieve target outcomes for District children and youth. 

 The Notice of Funding Availability can be found at, under District Grants Clearinghouse.  Copies may also be picked up at the DBH Addiction Prevention Recovery Administration, from 8:15 am to  4:45 pm, 1300 First Street NE, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC.

The grant period is one year from the date of award.  The grant may be continued for up to four additional years based on documented project success and availability of funding.  Grant recipients will be expected to begin project implementation on October 1, 2014 or after the Year One Work Plan and Budget and Budget Narrative have been approved by DBH.  

Approximately $420,000 will be available each year through September 30, 2019 to fund the Prevention Centers with $210,000 allocated for each.  The grants will be awarded by DBH with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant.

 An application must be submitted no later than 4:45 pm (DST), Wednesday, July 9, 2014, to the DBH Addiction Prevention Recovery Administration, c/o Lynne Saffell, 1300 First Street NE, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20002. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.