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CSAP Flexibility in Funding Requirement for Primary Prevention Strategies

  • 1.  CSAP Flexibility in Funding Requirement for Primary Prevention Strategies

    Posted 01-21-2022 11:23
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    Dear Association Executives,

    We wanted to share with you a letter that SAMHSA recently sent to all SSA's clarifying the following flexibilities related to the prevention set aside within the substance use block grant.  Please consult the letter for more information.

    "To continue to provide states greater flexibility to implement prevention approaches that meet specific needs of their communities, CSAP will no longer require funding of all six primary prevention strategies across all community-level prevention programming. SAMHSA and CSAP encourage states to allocate funds in a way that is:

    • Supportive of the six prevention strategies as part of a comprehensive approach to prevention efforts;
    • Reflective of state- and community-level data on SUDs;
    • Responsive to, and in alignment with, prevention programming priorities of individual communities;
    • Flexible to allow community-based organizations to use all six, or a select group, of prevention strategies; and
    • Impactful for communities and for the state."


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    Keisha Pitts
    Director, State Policy and Advocacy
    National Council for Mental Wellbeing
    Washington DC
    202-684-7457
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