Minnesota State Incentive Grant, Synopsis of Final Case Report
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
Since the early 1990s, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) has shifted from
supporting independent prevention activities in states and localities to focusing on comprehensive
prevention strategies. The State Incentive Grant (SIG) program, launched in 1997, was described by
CSAP as representing a major step toward increasingly comprehensive and coordinated prevention
programming at both the local and state levels. Participating states have received three years of funding at approximately $3 million a year. The
ultimate purpose of the SIG initiative is to prevent or reduce substance abuse among youth ages 12–17
years by re-engineering the process of prevention programming. In this report we focus on summarizing Minnesota’s work between 1999 and 2002 related to the
development of a comprehensive, statewide prevention strategy, including the coordination of prevention
funding. Findings are presented regarding the key elements of the SIG program and Minnesota’s
approach that were put in motion to re-engineer the ATOD prevention system; the characteristics of 22
local grantees that received SIG funds; and the re-engineering outcomes achieved as of the end of 2002.
A full description of the methods used to collect and analyze information related to the Minnesota SIG
initiative is included in Appendix A.
Minnesota State Incentive Grant, Synopsis of Final Case Report.
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement.
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