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Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success for States (SPF-PFS-States)


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Application Deadline: Feb 21, 2024


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Offers funding to states to support the development and delivery of substance use prevention and mental health promotion services statewide. Strengthens state and community capacity to identify and address local prevention issues, such as underage drinking, marijuana, tobacco, electronic cigarettes, opioids, methamphetamine, and heroin. Assists states in building the capacity of community prevention providers to implement evidence-based prevention strategies and programs, with emphasis on providing services to underserved communities highly impacted by substance use disorder (SUD), including rural and tribal populations.

Required activities include:

  • Identify points of contact with the SPF-PFS community and tribe recipients funded under SP-23-004
  • Establish a plan to regularly communicate and engage with SPF-PFS community and tribe awardees to ensure coordination, networking, and partnerships within and across communities to address prevention gaps
  • Assess, collect, and identify data sources and data gaps specific to the state prevention landscape
  • Develop a statewide community health assessment to identify key substance use prevention needs and issues
  • Develop a long-term, statewide community health improvement plan, based on the needs assessment, to address substance use prevention
  • Identify, engage, and partner with underserved communities and existing local community prevention providers organizations not yet eligible to apply for SPF-PFS community or tribe awards
  • Support the dissemination and adoption of evidence-based and promising practices in substance misuse prevention at the community level
  • Develop an evaluation plan for identified targeted strategies and populations of focus, and community-level capacity building approaches
  • Build the capacity of subrecipients through technical assistance, integration with community partners, and resource sharing to prepare organizations to apply for an SPF-PFS community or tribe award or other prevention funding

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $1,250,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 12
Estimated total program funding: $15,500,000

Who Can Apply

Eligibility is limited to states including U.S. Territories, Pacific jurisdictions, and the District of Columbia.

Priority will be given to applicants who document that more than 50% of their total population(s) of focus will be in underserved communities that are greatly impacted by SUD.

States that received SPF-PFS-States funding under SP-20-002 in fiscal year (FY) 2020 or FY 2021, SP-22-004 in FY 2022 or SP-23-003 in FY 2023 are not eligible to apply.

Communities and tribes that received SPF-PFS-States funding as subrecipients under SP-20-002 in FY 2020 or FY 2021, SP-22-004 in FY 2022 or SP-23-003 in FY 2023 are not eligible to receive subawards under this opportunity.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building

Application Process

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

Applicant webinar recording and slides


For programmatic questions:
Fred Volpe

Alexandria Washington

For grants management or budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions:
Tiffany Gray

Topics This Program Addresses

Mental Health • Methamphetamine • Opioids • Prevention • Substance Use Disorder