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Substance Abuse Prevention

Youth Mentoring Grant

This grant creates new or supports existing community youth mentoring programs. The mentoring programs will support the state's goals of primary prevention of the use and/or abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.


  • To establish or sustain mentoring programs which promote relationship building and social skills development
  • To prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use or abuse by Iowa youth
  • To promote use of "Elements of Effective Practice" (as established by the National Mentoring Partnership) by mentoring programs
  • To promote a positive perception of caring adults in the community

Current funding period:

  • FY 2012-2015 with annual contracts supporting 8 agencies.

Information for contractors:

For more information:

Julie Hibben at (515) 725-7895

Debbie Synhorst at (515) 281-4404