Center for Community Engagement

Hamilton County Mini Grants

Hamilton County Family Services & Treatment Levy - Prevention Program

PreventionFIRST! receives funding from the Hamilton County Family Services and Treatment levy to support youth substance use/misuse prevention and local coalition development in Hamilton County.

This funding opportunity is open to Hamilton County-based coalitions, groups or organizations wanting to improve or increase substance use/misuse prevention efforts and/or build capacity. 

Funding Goals

  • Establish and strengthen collaboration among community sectors and county entities to support  community coalitions and prevent/reduce substance abuse among young people (ages 18 and younger)

  • Reduce substance use/misuse among young people and, over time, among adults by addressing factors in the community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse

Substances include: narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabis, inhalants, alcohol, and tobacco, where their use is prohibited by federal, state, or local law

What is funded?

Mobilization (up to $1000)
Grant would permit a community group to collect quantitative and qualitative data to identify the substance use problem in the community. This type of grant would allow a group to identify existing prevention resources that would be collaborators for a coalition. Strategies can include development of vision, mission, communications strategy, community forums, administer the PF! Student Drug Use Survey, conduct key leader interviews/focus groups/environmental scans, leadership and membership recruitment.

Planning (up to $2000)
Grant would be used to plan for eventual implementation of environmental strategies in the community, based on your local substance use/misuse identified problem.  It is important to explain the root causes of the problem through the collected data. By choosing a planning grant, the group can begin to plan for the intervention and outcomes sections of the logic model process. This would entail carrying out a community-based planning process that identifies environmental strategies based on the "Seven Strategies for Community Change" by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) in order to achieve outcomes.

Implementation (up to $3000)
Grant allows for a group to ensure the strategies and activities chosen are evidence-based and/or evidence-informed practices moving toward positive community change related to prevention with policies, maintain multi-sectors in the plan that is culturally competent and implemented with fidelity.

2020 Request for Proposals

2020 Mini Grant Application

Important Deadlines & Dates  
 Letter of Intent (LOI) Due October 28, 2019 (EOB)
 Notification LOI Acceptance November 4, 2019
 Required Grant Writing Workshop  November 15, 2019 @ PreventionFIRST! 
 Applications Due December 6, 2019 (EOB)
 Notice of Awards January 7, 2020
 Required Learning Collaborative Meetings April 10, 2020 and August 20, 2020 @ PreventionFIRST!

Hamilton County Family Services and Treatment Prevention Program grantees are eligible to apply for 2020 funding, if they can demonstrate prudent fiscal management and have successfully completed action plans.

For more information:

Abby Beausir
Manager of Community Outreach
513-751-8000 ext.14