SPF SIG grants are authorized under Section 516 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended which addresses Healthy People 2010 Focus Area 26, substance abuse.
The SPF SIG program is one of SAMHSA's infrastructure grant programs. SAMHSA's infrastructure grants support an array of activities to help grantees build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective substance abuse and/or mental health services. The SPF SIGs, in particular, provide funding to States and federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations to implement SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework in order to:
- prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse, including childhood and underage drinking,
- reduce substance abuse-related problems in communities, and
- build prevention capacity and infrastructure at the State/Tribal and community levels.
The Strategic Prevention Framework is built on a community-based risk and protective factors approach to prevention and a series of guiding principles that can be operationalized at the Federal, State/Tribal and community levels. Although the direct recipients of SPF SIG funds are States and federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations, SAMHSA envisions the SPF SIGs being implemented through.
Georgia received a SAMHSA SPF-SIG award
September 19, 2006
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention received the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework Incentive Grant in 2006, making the state a member of cohort III of SPF SIG states. The SPF-SIG will support an extensive state/local collaboration to build and implement a data-driven prevention system that provides tools and supports to promote substance abuse prevention and health promotion. The program will create unified structures for local planning and programming, and provide guided funding for local delivery of evidence-based prevention strategies statewide.