Using prevention science as its base, the program promotes healthy youth development, improves youth outcomes, and reduces problem behaviors.
Learn more about the Communities That Care model.
Learn more about the Menu of Proven Systems Change Strategies.
New funding opportunity
A new request for applications (RFA #32174) is available for funding two options to address substance misuse prevention using a shared risk and protective factor approach (July 2021 through June 2026).
The full application packet can be downloaded here.
There was an update to the RFA made on December 9, 2020. The update is only for the Colorado Revised Statute referenced in the evaluation section on page 15. The C.R.S. was updated from 24-102-205 to 24-106-107. No other changes were made.
Potential applicants may review the recorded Pre-Application Informational 90-minute webinar from Wednesday, October 28, 2020 below.
Potential applicants may make written inquiries via Google Form to obtain clarification of requirements concerning this RFA no later than 5 p.m. MST on November 6, 2020.
For more information on grant writing:
Contact the listed grantee in your area to learn more about opportunities to get involved.
Communities That Care in Colorado contact list (grant period 2016-2021)
CDPHE received funding from the marijuana tax cash fund to support substance abuse prevention among youth using a shared risk and protective factor approach. Communities That Care is a community-based prevention model that was evaluated across the country with significant results, including preventing youth substance use initiation and youth crime and violence. This model helps local communities assess the specific risk and protective factors among the youth in their communities. The communities then pick from a menu of effective, evidence-based programs and strategies to address the specific needs of local youth.
Submit a question to the Colorado Substance Misuse Prevention coaching team.