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Substance Abuse Prevention

Comprehensive Substance Abuse Prevention Grant

The purpose of the funding for Comprehensive Substance Abuse Prevention is to provide alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) abuse prevention services to all counties in Iowa in the twenty-three service areas that were established by the Commission on Substance Abuse Services (now the Board of Health) throughout all twelve months of each contact year. Substance abuse prevention services may include any population in the health continuum from conception to death which is not in need of substance abuse treatment services. The funding is to maintain and advance integration of public health activities, maintain and advance delivery of essential services and core public health functions, and to build stronger relationships with community partners.


  • Provide primary substance abuse prevention in all 99 Iowa counties
  • Implement evidence-based and model programs for substance abuse prevention
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other substance abuse providers and community partners
  • Provide services to culturally diverse populations
  • Develop, increase, and sustain substance abuse community coalition capacity
  • Increase youth involvement in policy development and involve youth in community ATOD coalitions

Current funding period:

  • RFP 2011 with annual contracts and 20 community-based agencies currently receive this funding

Map of Substance Abuse Prevention Service Areas

Information for contractors:

Database Builder information and forms:

Database Builder survey instruments:

For more information:

Debbie Synhorst at (515) 281-4404