Ardmore Grants

What is a Competitive Grant?

The foundation funder posts an announcement online, or a government agency issues a Notice of Availability of Funding (NOFA) or Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). All of these announcements contain specific requirements that applicants must address in their applications.  Competitive funding is a process of proposal selection based on evaluating a reviewer or team of reviewers.  Funding is based on the merits of the application, and recipients are not pre-determined.  This type of grant is also known as discretionary funding because the awarding office has discretion in deciding which applicants to award.

The Ardmore office has been awarded the following Competitive Grants to provide community-based prevention services focused on at-risk communities.  Prevention services address the following priority substance use problems and associated risk factors:

Alcohol, Marijuana, and Stimulant Use (Carter County)

  • Preventing recreational use of marijuana and stimulants

  • Educating the community on alcohol abuse 

Non-medical Use of Opioids and Marijuana (Garvin County)

  • Prescription Take-Back Events (TBE)

  • Educating the community on safe storage and disposal of prescription medications

  • Preventing recreational use of marijuana

  • Strengthening the communities' anti-drug coalitions

TSET Healthy Living Program (HLP) Grant: Preventing Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease (Carter County)

  • Reducing tobacco use

  • Encouraging healthy eating habits

  • Promoting physical activity

* Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -

** Source: eCivis Law Enforcement Grants: The Four Main Types of Grant Funding