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Newsroom SRS Announces $8.9 Million in Grants to Local Communities
1/28/2008

Grant Funds Aimed at Reducing Underage Drinking

Topeka – The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) has awarded Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Grants to fourteen Kansas community partnerships to support efforts to prevent and reduce underage drinking. 

Grants were awarded to the following community partnerships:

  • Clay Counts – Clay County
  • Drug Free Osage County – Osage County
  • Finney County Community Health Coalition – Finney County
  • Harper County ICC – Harper County
  • Kingman County Substance Abuse Prevention Group – Kingman County
  • Liberal Area Coalition for Families – Seward County
  • Linn County Children’s Coalition – Linn County
  • Quality of Life Coalition, Inc. – Dickinson County
  • Reno County Communities That Care Coalition – Reno County
  • Russell County Community Partnership – Russell County
  • Safe Streets Coalition – Shawnee County
  • Sumner County Community Drug Action Team – Sumner County
  • United 4 Youth – Nemaha County
  • Woodson County Interagency Coalition – Woodson County

“These grants allow the state to partner with local communities to achieve a shared goal of reducing underage drinking by building a solid foundation for service delivery that will benefit not only the current generation, but also future generations of Kansans, “ said SRS Secretary Don Jordan.

Planning grant awards totaling approximately $600,000 will support a nine-month planning process to develop community-based strategies to impact underage drinking.  Additional funds totaling approximately $8.3 million will be available to support implementation of approved community plans over the next three years. 

The Kansas SPF is intended to reduce underage drinking in target communities and enrich prevention efforts across the state through the implementation and sustainability of effective, culturally competent prevention strategies.

The Strategic Prevention Framework Grant is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).  SRS is administering the grant process on behalf of the Governor’s Office.