The grant has been awarded to Rolette County Public Health and eleven other high needs local public health units and tribes by the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Rolette County Public Health will use the Community Grant to address substance misuse among youth in Rolette County, specifically concentrating on underage drinking of those ages 12 to 20 years of age.
Rolette County Public Health will work to decrease underage drinking through understanding the unique risk factors and behaviors in each of the communities we serve. Through building relationships in each community we will gain a better understanding of the specific needs of each community. Currently, RCPHD has begun to implement several evidence-based strategies through the Community Grant with plans to carry out more in the coming years.
The Substance Abuse Prevention Community Grant (SAPC)
is a federally funded grant program administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This grant requires states to use the successful evidence-based prevention systems and structures put in place through their completed Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG).