Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

OSAP Funding Features Big Increases for Pregnant Addicts, Community Prevention

Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

OSAP Funding Features Big Increases for Pregnant Addicts, Community Prevention

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OSAP Funding Features Big Increases for Pregnant Addicts, Community Prevention

The Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) plans to make awards for 120 projects for services to pregnant women and their infants form the total $32,559,000 made available this fiscal year under the emergency anti-drug abuse appropriations. The awards represent an increase of 99 over last year's level when 21 projects were supported under an appropriations of only $4,632,000. Of the 120 projected awards, 20 are grant continuations; 98, new grants; and 2 are in the form of contracts.

OSAP will also launch its new Community Prevention Grant Program, an initiative of President Bush in his FY-90 revised budget submitted last year, with a total of $42,764,000, supporting 148 grants. An additional $6,732,000 is allocated for five contracts in connection with the Community Prevention program, raising the total funding for the initiative to $49,496,000.

Training of professionals in substance abuse has been allocated a total of $21,063,000 for 25 projects; and medical education is receiving $4,972,000 for 34 awards. …

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