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Communities Talk What’s New articles share information to help event organizers plan, host, and evaluate events aimed at mobilizing a community around evidence-based prevention of underage drinking.

NEW! Data and Success Stories from Your State; and Drug-Free Communities Grant Next Month


Inspiration at Your Fingertips: Data and Success Stories from Your State
You can find the information you need to support your underage drinking prevention work by visiting the State Resources page. There, you’ll find your state summary from the Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking with rates of past-month alcohol use and binge drinking broken down by age group. Information about your state’s expenditures for substance abuse prevention and treatment is also available, as well as details on current laws, enforcement, and programs. You also can see what prevention success looks like on the local level with Communities Talk Success Stories from your state listed on the page. 

Apply for a Drug-Free Communities Grant Next Month!
The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program is the nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Coalitions’ activities are guided by the SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and the SPF Seven Environmental Strategies to Affect Community Change. In FY2020, more than 700 DFC coalitions across the U.S. received funding to support their prevention activities—and you could be one of them this year! The DFC Support Program’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will be released in March on Grants.gov. Visit the DFC Support Program for training opportunities.