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Project Northland

Blueprints Program Rating: Promising

Provides classroom curricula, peer leadership, youth-driven extra-curricular activities, parent involvement programs, and community activism to reduce teen alcohol use, improve parent-child communication about alcohol use, increase students' self-efficacy to resist alcohol and understanding of alcohol use norms, and reduce students' ease of access to alcohol in their communities.

Since Project Northland is implemented by teachers in schools, primary sources of start-up funding would include school budgets, federal grants and foundations.

Allocating State or Local General Funds

Education budgets at both the state and local level should be considered for start-up support for Project Northland. Line items for curriculum purchase and teacher training are particularly relevant.

Maximizing Federal Funds

Formula Funds: Title I federal funds could be used to implement Project Northland in eligible schools.

Discretionary Grants: Federal grants from the Department of Education as well as OJJDP and SAMHSA substance abuse prevention grants should be considered as sources of start-up funding.

Foundation Grants and Public-Private Partnerships

Foundations, particularly those with an interest in student achievement and substance abuse prevention, should be considered as possible sources of start-up funding for Project Northland.

Generating New Revenue

A PTA might choose to sponsor Project Northland via fundraising.

All information comes from the responses to a questionnaire submitted by the purveyors of Project Northland to the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Blueprints.