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Below is a listing of funding opportunities that may be applicable for the LifeSkills Training program.  Please click on each title for detailed information on each funding opportunity.
Canton foundation accepting applications for grants in Michigan

Canton Community Foundation announced that it is accepting applications for grants to be distributed in June. Applications will be accepted through April 26. Applications can be made online through the Canton Community Foundation website

Grants will only be made to 501(c)3 organizations. Proposed projects should aim to improve social and health outcomes for youth and seniors in the greater Canton community. Examples for youth include (but are not limited to) prevention and cessation of tobacco use, prevention of substance abuse, conflict resolution, after-school activities, parenting education and overall wellness. Examples for seniors include (but are not limited to) cessation of tobacco use, disease prevention, management of chronic disease, mental health care, dementia support and overall wellness.  Grants requests that do not improve social or health outcomes for youth and seniors will not be considered.

Five grants will be available to serve varying proposals: one at $5,000, two at $2,500 and two at $1,000.

The Canton Community Foundation, founded in 1989, is a 501(c)3 public charity. Since its inception, it has granted $2.5 million in grants and scholarships in the greater Canton, MI community. Grant funding is made available by generous area donors who contribute to existing funds or create funds to further their philanthropic interests. Go to for more information or contact the foundation directly.


Application deadline is 4/26/17
Cape Cod Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals for Teen Programs

The Cape Cod Foundation is now accepting grant proposals from local organizations trying to positively impact teenagers on Cape Cod.

The Foundation’s Cape Youth Force, made up of teenagers from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, will review the applications and will award $1,000 to support projects and programs aimed at dealing with issues faced by local teens.

This year’s committee has said they are willing to fund a wide range of programs, from wildlife protection to substance abuse prevention and awareness.

The Cape Youth Force was founded in 2004 and is described as the only organization of its kind on Cape Cod.

“We hope to show students how rewarding community service is by engaging them in the grant-making process,” said Kristin O’Malley, the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Foundation. “We also encourage members of the community to contribute directly to the Community for Young People fund to enhance the students’ impact in the community.”

More information on how to apply for grant funding can be found at


Application deadline is 5/10/17
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $10 million in Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) grants totaling up to $10 million over the course of five years.

The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs. The grants will also help promote access to trauma-informed behavioral health services.

SAMHSA expects to award up to two grantees up to $1 million each annually. The length of the project period will be up to five years, with projected available funding totaling $10 million. The actual amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO MAY APPLY: Eligible applicants are municipalities, including counties, cities, and other local governments, in partnership with community-based organizations in communities that have faced civil unrest in the past 24 months. See Section III-1 of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for complete eligibility information.

HOW TO APPLY: You must go to and the SAMHSA website to download the required documents to apply for this SAMHSA grant. Your application must be submitted through Please refer to PART II, Section I-1 and Section II-1 of the FOA for registration requirements.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: May 17, 2017 by 11:59 pm Eastern time. Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please carefully review Part II of the FOA, Section IV for application and submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Melodye Watson at (240) 276-1748 or sends e-mail). For questions on grants management issues contact Gwen Simpson at (240) 276-1408 or sends e-mail).

For more information, contact the SAMHSA Press Office at 240-276-2130.

Application deadline is 5/17/17
Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Fund Accepting Applications in Illinois

The John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund, a component fund of the Freeport Community Foundation, is accepting applications from youth-focused substance abuse programs.

The fund supports educational, prevention, and/or substance abuse treatment programs focused on helping youth age 21 or younger in Freeport, Illinois. Grant amounts vary on a project-by-project basis.

To be eligible, organizations must have 501(c)(3) status. In addition, the programs or activities for which they seek support must focus on the education, prevention, and/or treatment of substance abuse in youth (defined as 21 or younger) in Freeport.

See the Freeport Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


Application deadline is 6/1/17
South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative Offering Mini-grants for Botvin LifeSkills Training

The South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative provides Youth and Young Adult Prevention Grants to coalitions and organizations to implement programs that are designed to prevent tobacco use initiation among youth and young adults and address current use of tobacco products. This competitive funding opportunity provides awards to local community-based organizations that support the mission of the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative and are designed to invest in projects that address goals of the state plan, Ending the Epidemic: Plan for a Tobacco-Free South Carolina, 2015-2020. For more information, visit


Application deadline is 12/31/17
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