The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) awarded ASAP a Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grant, which ended on September 30, 2012. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth age 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. With these funds, ASAP was able to support many community activities supporting the prevention of underage drinking.
The STOP Act program was created to strengthen collaboration among communities, the Federal Government, and State, local and tribal governments; to enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth; to serve as a catalyst for increased citizen participation and greater collaboration among all sectors and organizations of a community that first demonstrates a long-term commitment to reducing alcohol use among youth; to disseminate to communities timely information regarding state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that have proven to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth; and to enhance, not supplant, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth.
STOP Act grants are authorized under 42 U.S.C. 290bb-25b; Section 519B of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and allow for grant awards of up to $50,000 per year for four (4) years.