Purpose: In 2013, Montana was awarded the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success grant (SPF-PFS) from the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The grant is a 5-year award, building on the state’s experiences and successes under the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG), which was implemented from 2006 to 2010. The purpose of the SPF-PFS grant is to use the data-driven Strategic Prevention Framework model to support and augment the state’s substance use prevention infrastructure, bolster its capacity, and ultimately reduce and prevent the onset of alcohol and other drug misuse throughout the State. Montana’s specific goals include:
- Decrease statewide alcohol abuse among youth ages 12-20;
- Decrease the misuse/abuse of prescription drugs among youth ages 12-25; and
- Mitigate the related consequences for both alcohol and prescription drug misuse/abuse.
Project Design: Montana KIDS Count at the University of Montana has been contracted by the State to conduct the statewide evaluation of the SPF-PFS grant activities. NPC staff have extensive experience with CSAP’s SPF-SIG grants and evaluation practices and are providing expert consultation regarding the evaluation design and implementation.
Funding Source: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Start Date: January 2014