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In June 2008, voters approved a mill levy to support underage substance abuse prevention efforts in Missoula County.  Each spring, Missoula County conducts a competitive application process to award approximately $368,920 in substance abuse prevention mills to support programs in Missoula County that help grow healthy youth and families and reduce the negative consequences and high costs of substance abuse. 

Governmental or non-profit organizations that engage in substance abuse prevention work in Missoula County may be eligible for funding.  To be eligible for funding, one or more of the following criteria must be met and activities must be research based:

  • Maintains a coalition that coordinates abuse prevention efforts;
  • Provides community education about the risks and costs of abusing alcohol, tobacco and other drugs;
  • Offers supervised non-school hour activities that give young people alternatives to drug use and opportunities for positive youth development; or
  • Provides early intervention to help youth and families address alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems.

SAP FY18 APPLICATION - The fiscal year 2018 application period opened on April 3, 2017 with the application deadline May 10, 2017 at 3 p.m. THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.

If you have questions about the SAP application, please contact the staff person through the information provided on the right hand side of the page.