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Governor’s Office now offering Arizona Substance Abuse Block Grant to high schools


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  • Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

A Commitment To Youth Drug Prevention And Behavioral Health Arizona Substance Abuse Block Grant

Did you know that 90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem started smoking, drinking or using drugs before age 18??

Through the Arizona Substance Abuse Block Grant, the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) will focus on bringing deeper and more impactful substance use prevention and early intervention services to youth throughout the state directly through their high schools.

The Plan

1. Provide grant funding for substance abuse prevention directly to high schools.

2. Support schools in implementing a comprehensive primary prevention and early intervention program.

3. Prevent the onset of underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug abuse utilizing an evidence based approach to increase awareness and education. 

4. Increase the availability and access to prevention resources and services by developing strong community partnerships.

5. Promote healthy and drug-free schools.

The Benefits

1. Schools develop a positive climate resulting in increased school performance and decreased drop-out and expulsion rates.

2. Student-teacher relationships are strengthened thereby creating better student academic and behavioral outcomes across all grade levels. 

3. Students gain knowledge and understanding about the dangers of drugs and will be more prepared to make better decisions while defending themselves against peer pressure.

4. Students build prevention skills and resistance strategies through alternative activities and structured learning processes

Funding

GOYFF will make funding available directly to high schools through a competitive Request for Grant Application process. Be sure to log in here.