Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success for Communities, Local Governments, Universities, Colleges, and Tribes/Tribal Organizations (SPF-PFS-Communities/Tribes)


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Application Deadline: Feb 21, 2024


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Awards funds to reduce the onset and progression of substance misuse and its related problems at the community level and promote mental health and well-being of youth and adults. Builds capacity to develop and implement strategies that address identified local prevention issues, such as underage drinking, marijuana, tobacco, electronic cigarettes, opioids, methamphetamine, and heroin.

Recipients are encouraged to establish strategic partnerships with key community stakeholders to expand prevention infrastructure. Priority is given to applicants who propose services and activities for underserved communities highly impacted by substance use disorder, including rural areas.

Grantees must address up to 3 data driven community substance misuse prevention and/or mental health promotion activities in the following priority areas: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation. A complete list of required activities in each priority area can be found in the funding announcement.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $375,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 41
Estimated total program funding: $15,500,000

Who Can Apply

Eligibility is limited to domestic public and private nonprofit entities. Examples include:

  • Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city, or town
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community- and faith-based organizations

Grant recipients who have received SPF-PFS funding under SP-20-002 in fiscal year (FY) 2020 or 2021, SP-22-004 in FY 2022, or under SP-23-004 in FY 2023 are not eligible to apply.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applicant webinar presentation


For programmatic questions:
Fred Volpe

Alexandria Washington

For grants management or budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions:
Angela Houde

Rural Awards

Past awards communities received in FY 2023 can be found on the program website.

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • County of Washburn in Wisconsin received funding to implement the Healthy WashCo: Partnerships 2 Success program, which aims to expand mental health services and reduce substance use for county residents, focusing on youth grades 6 – 12 and their families. The program will utilize a school based mental health professional, deliver a social emotional learning curricula and prevention programming, and open a community youth center to promote prosocial activities.
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Pablo, Montana were awarded funds to develop a project designed to increase positive protective factors among tribal youth on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The project will use culturally focused interventions to help youth identify their individual and collective gifts; strengthen their identity, connectedness, resiliency; and connect them to community prevention and mental health resources.
  • Apache County Youth Council in Saint Johns, Arizona used funds to establish the Rise Up! Building a Brighter Future and Stronger Community project, which will partner with local schools, law enforcement, and community organizations to implement prevention activities focused on underage drinking, youth marijuana use, youth vaping, and opioid misuse.

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Planning and Coalition Building • Health and Wellness • Infrastructure • Methamphetamine • Opioids • Prevention • Substance Use Disorder • Youth