What is a Block Grant?
A block grant is a non-competitive formula grant mandated by the U.S. Congress. Eligible entities must submit an annual application to demonstrate statutory and regulatory compliance to receive formula-based funding. Wichita Mountains Prevention Network utilizes these block grants to:
Fund primary prevention provides universal, selective, and indicated prevention activities and services for persons not identified as needing treatment.
Collect performance and outcome data to determine the ongoing effectiveness of behavioral health promotion, treatment, and recovery support services.*
This Grant provides community-based prevention services focused on high need communities to address the following priorities substance use problems and associated risk factors:
Reduce Youth Marijuana Use (Jefferson County)
Prevention recreational use of marijuana
Reduce Underage Drinking and Overserving (Comanche County)
Responsible Beverage Service and Sales (RBSS) Training
Alcohol Compliance Checks (ACC)
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 the evaluation of 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 some degree of discretion in deciding which applicants to award.**
The Lawton office has been awarded the following Competitive Grant:
Partnerships For Success: Reduce Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs ages 12-25 (Stephens County)
Prescription Take-Back Events (TBE)
Educating the community on safe storage and disposal of prescription medications
What is a Continuation Grant?
Continuation funding grant programs offer current award recipients the option of renewing grants for the following year. Some programs are restricted to existing grantees only, while others invite current grantees and new applicants. Often, current grantees are awarded extra points during the review process for being a current grant recipient.**
The Lawton office has received the following Continuation Grant:
Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Grant: Reduce Underage Marijuana Use (Stephens County)
Strengthening community anti-drug coalitions
Reducing substance abuse among the youth population
* Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/block-grants
** Source: eCivis Law Enforcement Grants: The Four Main Types of Grant Funding