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2020 Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction (SAEDR) - Youth

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits to Implement Substance
Abuse Treatment and Prevention Programs for Youth

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Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) - Office of Justice Programs

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02/24/21 11:59 PM


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Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations to implement programs that combat drug abuse among youth within the State. Applicants must register in the online system several weeks prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects and services focused on prevention, intervention, training, treatment, and education. The purpose of the program is to reduce youth substance abuse, and to provide resources to assist families in accessing the services required.

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is now accepting applications for funding under the state Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction (SAEDR) Fund. The program supports projects designed to educate the public about the dangers of substance abuse and/or reduce demand for these substances. This funding announcement, SAEDR -Youth Focus, awards funding for nonprofit organizations to serve youth with community-based, accessible, research-based or evidence-based approaches to services that reduce substance use or assist families in accessing these services.

Preference for these funds will be given to projects that serve the needs of all impacted youth.

The objectives and anticipated impacts of the program vary by focus and include, but are not limited to:

  • Increase the number of projects implemented by a county opioid task force or coalition;
  • Increase the number of available services related to reducing substance use among adults;
  • Increase family engagement to reduce and eliminate negative behaviors;
  • Improve youth and family decision-making regarding substance use; and
  • Decrease substance misuse in the service area

This program will support a new project or the expansion of an existing project. Continuation projects are not eligible for funding under this solicitation.

Projects for SAEDR – Youth Focus funds may be targeted locally, regionally, or statewide, if those concepts are supported by research. PCCD requires all applicants to demonstrate that the proposed program is research- or evidence-based and a proven approach.

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GrantWatch ID#: 184374

Term of Contract:

Contingent upon availability of funds, approved applications will be two-year projects and have a start date of July 1, 2021 and an end date of June 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility of these funds is open to non-profit organizations.

Direct awards cannot be made to governmental entities. Nonprofit organizations may partner with a local government unit but are not required to do so. Local school districts are considered governmental entities and are therefore not eligible applicants for these funds. However, schools may partner with non-profits on the implementation of eligible applicants’ projects.

Applicants must be in good standing with PCCD to be eligible for these funds.

Not funded:
- Program continuation (i.e., sustaining an existing program);
- Support for existing Communities that Care sites; or
- Support to begin a new CTC implementation.

For ineligible activities and expenses, see pg. 8 of the Funding Announcement listed in Attached Files below.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Recommended Egrants Agency Registration Date: February 1, 2021
- Recommended Egrants User Registration Date: February 8, 2021
- Mandatory Egrants Application Deadline: February 24, 2021

Applications must be submitted electronically through PCCD’s Egrants system no later than 11:59 PM on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The signature page (page 2 of the application) must be attached to the Required Attachments section of the application upon submission. An application submitted in Egrants by the deadline is not considered complete until PCCD has received the original signature page, as well as any other required documents.

Prior to submitting a grant application, both the applicant agency and at least two users from the applicant agency must be registered in Egrants. Applicants are strongly advised to allow adequate time to work on application documents in Egrants prior to the submission deadline.

All questions must be received by close of business on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. PCCD Staff will post responses to questions, as they are received, on PCCD’s website.

Applicants that are currently receiving OJP (formerly OJJDP) funds to support their programs must cycle off that funding by July 1, 2021 to be eligible under this solicitation.

Applications will be approved at the June 9, 2021 Commission meeting.

PCCD will accept applications for two-year projects with budgets not to exceed $150,000 total over the two years.

Administrative rejection of an application will occur for the following:
- Applying for more than one program in an application and/or submitting more than one application from a single applicant or for a single recipient agency. An agency may not serve as the applicant on one application and serve as the recipient agency on another application.
- Applicants that are currently receiving OJP (formerly OJJDP) funds that do not cycle off funding by July 1, 2021.

Funding must not be used to supplant/replace state, federal or local funds that would otherwise be available to provide for program–related services. PCCD funding is to be used in addition to other funds that are made available for services.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted online via Egrants subsequent to registration. See

For questions, please email with “2020 Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction - Youth” in the subject line.

Questions concerning the Egrants System should be made directly to the Egrants Help Desk by phoning either (717) 787-5887 or (800) 692-7292; or via email to

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