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Large Grant Awarded to Combat Local Substance Abuse

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Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) is receiving $389,503 to build local substance abuse prevention infrastructure, to combat underage drinking and adult binge drinking. This funding is granted under the federal Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG), through the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Fargo Cass Public Health, in collaboration with community partners, is currently completing a Community Needs Assessment to determine how and where to focus their efforts in addressing underage and adult binge drinking. The next step will be to develop a strategic plan and then to implement evidence-based strategies tackling underage and adult binge drinking.

According to FCPH’s Alcohol Prevention Coordinator, Robyn Litke Sall, “This is an incredible opportunity for our community.The topic areas that have been selected are very appropriate and Fargo Cass Public Health is excited to begin work with community partners to address underage drinking and adult binge drinking,”

The Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) is an infrastructure grant program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funding is to support states, tribes, and communities in building a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective substance abuse prevention. Grant funds run through September of 2015.
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