Region 11 Grants

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 in order to receive the formula-based funding. Wichita Mountain Prevention Network utilizes these block grants to:

  • Fund primary prevention by providing 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 allows Region 11 to focus on the following priorities:

Regional Prevention Coordinator 11 Alcohol Enforcement Plan: Reduce Underage Drinking (Stephens County)

  • Responsible Beverage Service and Sales (RBSS) Training

  • Alcohol Compliance Checks (ACC)

  • Bar Checks

Regional Prevention Coordinator 11 Block Grant: Reduce Underage Drinking and Overserving (Comanche County)

  • Responsible Beverage Service and Sales (RBSS) Training

  • Alcohol Compliance Checks (ACC)

  • Bar Checks

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 making a decision on which applicants to award.**


Region 11 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 Formula Grant?

In contrast to competitive funding, formula grants are given to pre-determined recipients.  Non-competitive awards are usually allocated to eligible entities according to population and/or other census criteria, and all applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the application process are entitled to receive money.  In many instances, formula funds are distributed from the federal level to states.  States then determine the process to be used to award funds to local jurisdictions.** 

Region 11 has received the following Formula Grants:


Strategic Prevention Framework Rx Grant: Medical Availability of Prescription Drugs (Stephens County)

  • Educating medical professionals on the dangers of overprescribing to patients

  • Encouraging prescribers to use Oklahoma's Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant: Preventing Opioid Overdoses (Stephens County)

  • Raise awareness about Naloxone

  • Increase access to Medication-Assisted Treatment facilities

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 applications from current grantees and new applicants. Often, current grantees are awarded extra points during the review process for being a current grant recipient.** 


Region 11 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 -

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