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Hamilton County Family Services & Treatment Prevention Program "Mini Grant"

PreventionFIRST! receives funding from the Hamilton County Family Services and Treatment levy to support youth substance abuse prevention and local coalition development in Hamilton County. This grant is open to Hamilton County-based coalitions, groups or organizations that want to improve or increase their substance abuse prevention strategies.

This year three options are available for grantees to choose from with the application. Grantees can choose the funds to be used for community coalition moblizing, planning or implementation. Mobilizing funds are available up to the amount of $1,000; Planning funds are available up to the amount of $2,000; and Implementation funds are available up to the amount of $3,000. 

The goals of the Hamilton County Family Services and Treatment Prevention Program "Mini Grant" are to:

Goal 1: Establish and strengthen collaboration among community sectors and county entities to support the efforts of community coalitions to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.*

*youth is defined as individuals 18 and younger.

Goal 2: Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in the community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.*

*substances include, but are not limited to, narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabis, inhalants, alcohol, and tobacco, where their use is prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Two rounds of funding are being offered this year with the Hamilton Co. Family Services and Treatment Prevention Program "Mini Grant." Deer Park School District was awarded funds from the first RFP to develop a youth coalition and carry out related youth projects, collect community data related to substance use/misuse, and to build the framework for having a community-wide coalition in the city of Deer Park in 2018.

Request for Proposals (RFP) 2nd Round Application Timeline:

Letter of Intent (LOI) Due: February 6, 2018

Notification LOI Acceptance: February 13, 2018

Required Grant Writing Workshop: February 22, 2018

Applications Due: March 9, 2018

Notice of Awards: March 16, 2018

Click here for the complete grant application. 

For more information, contact Amanda Conn Starner at aconnstarner@prevention-first.org or 513-751-8000 ext. 13.


Previous Grantees and Some Action Steps from Their Funding

1) Walnut Hills Anti-Drug Coalition
Members attending local, state and national trainings to build prevention skills
Members completed grant writing courses
Distributing marketing materials for promotion of coalition

2) Wyoming Alcohol Task Force
Members attending local and state trainings to build prevention skills 
Developing Red Ribbon Week events and prevention programming
Utilizing funds to have students complete the Student Drug Use Survey

3) Warrior Coalition (serving Mariemont School District- Columbia Twp., Terrace Park, Mariemont, Fairfax)
Members attending local and state trainings to build prevention skills 
Developing youth group for the coalition
Developing website and social media presences for Warrior Coalition
Conducted parent survey for community
Hosting summer community events promoting prevention 
Hosted "Hidden In Plain Sight" exhibit for adults in community to understand youth substance use patterns and dangers

4) Activating Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)- Norwood 
Members attending local and state trainings to build prevention skills
Hosting middle school and high school youth-led summits 

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