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(1) Community-based coalition enhancement grants to prevent underage drinking (A) Authorization of program The Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, in consultation with the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, shall award, if the Assistant Secretary determines that the Department of Health and Human Services is not currently conducting activities that duplicate activities of the type described in this subsection, “enhancement grants” to eligible entities to design, test, evaluate and disseminate effective strategies to maximize the effectiveness of community-wide approaches to preventing and reducing underage drinking. This subsection is subject to the availability of appropriations. (B) Purposes The purposes of this paragraph are to— (i) prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth in communities throughout the United States; (ii) strengthen collaboration among communities, the Federal Government, and State, local, and tribal governments; (iii) enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth; (iv) 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; (v) 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 (vi) enhance, not supplant, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth. (C) Application An eligible entity desiring an enhancement grant under this paragraph shall submit an application to the Assistant Secretary at such time, and in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Assistant Secretary may require. Each application shall include— (i) a complete description of the entity’s current underage alcohol use prevention initiatives and how the grant will appropriately enhance the focus on underage drinking issues; or (ii) a complete description of the entity’s current initiatives, and how it will use this grant to enhance those initiatives by adding a focus on underage drinking prevention. (D) Uses of funds Each eligible entity that receives a grant under this paragraph shall use the grant funds to carry out the activities described in such entity’s application submitted pursuant to subparagraph (C). Grants under this paragraph shall not exceed $50,000 per year and may not exceed four years. (E) Supplement not supplant Grant funds provided under this paragraph shall be used to supplement, not supplant, Federal and non-Federal funds available for carrying out the activities described in this paragraph. (F) Evaluation Grants under this paragraph shall be subject to the same evaluation requirements and procedures as the evaluation requirements and procedures imposed on recipients of drug free community grants. (G) Definitions For purposes of this paragraph, the term “eligible entity” means an organization that is currently receiving or has received grant funds under the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 ( 21 U.S.C. 1521 et seq.). (H) Administrative expenses Not more than 6 percent of a grant under this paragraph may be expended for administrative expenses. (I) Authorization of appropriations There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this paragraph $5,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2018 through 2022.


42 USC § 290bb-25b(e)(1)

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