Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG)

The Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) is awarded through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)GOYFF invests $5.9 million each year in Arizona high schools to implement substance use prevention and early intervention services to youth. SABG dollars allow schools to develop and implement evidence based drug prevention programs; screening and assessment of behavioral health and substance abuse; after school opportunities for more healthy youth engagement; and annual back to school night drug education for families and faculty.

In addition, these dollars support GOYFF's partnership with the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (DLLC), for the Underage Alcohol Prevention Program. This prevention campaign targets teens, licensed establishments, and law enforcement officers across the state to educate Arizonans on the dangers and consequences of consuming alcohol while underage, which could include: school problems, social problems, physical and sexual assaults, and possibly death. Law enforcement officers are trained on Title IV liquor laws and/or new fraudulent identification trends, ensuring that they are familiar with laws and ordinances that were designed to prevent underage drinking. The DLLC provides training to licensed establishments that sell alcohol to ensure they are familiar with the latest trends occurring with underage persons attempting to purchase alcohol; this training includes active participation in the development and implementation of a statewide underage drinking campaign to include sticker/poster shock handouts. 

If you have questions about this program or would like to be connected to grantees who are currently providing prevention and educational programming in your community, please email your name, contact information, location, and requested programming/training to Alfreda Moore, Program Administrator.

Click here to view SABG Frequently Asked Questions. 

High School Health and Wellness Subgrantees

  • Ajo
  • Alhambra
  • Arcadia
  • Cactus Shadows
  • Camelback
  • Cesar Chavez
  • Chandler High School/ Chief Hill Learning Academy
  • Chaparral
  • City High
  • Compadre
  • Corona del Sol
  • Desert Mountain
  • Desert Vista
  • Gilbert
  • McClintock
  • Marana
  • Marcos de Niza
  • Maryvale
  • Mesquite
  • Miami
  • Mountain Pointe
  • Mountain View
  • North Canyon
  • North High
  • Peoria Accelerated
  • Queen Creek
  • Round Valley
  • Santa Cruz
  • Skyline
  • Toltecalli/ Envision
  • Tempe
  • Wilcox
Next Request for Grant Applications (RFGA): TBD

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