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Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST). Initial Grantee Meeting Ashland United Methodist Church Columbia, SC August 9, 2010. CAST Structure. SAMSHA/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. DAODAS. 301 System. What is CAST?.

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community action for a safer tomorrow cast

Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST)

Initial Grantee Meeting

Ashland United Methodist Church

Columbia, SC

August 9, 2010

cast structure
CAST Structure

SAMSHA/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention


301 System

what is cast
What is CAST?
  • SC’s chosen name for it’s Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG)
    • Five year project
    • Worth over $10 million to the state
    • SC is a cohort IV state
      • SC is an early leader in cohort IV!
what is the spf sig
What is the SPF SIG?
  • one of SAMHSA's infrastructure grant programs
  • help grantees build a solid foundation
  • cooperative agreement = significant government involvement
purpose of the spf sig
Purpose of the SPF SIG
  • prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse, including childhood and underage drinking
  • reduce substance abuse-related problems in communities
  • build prevention capacity and infrastructure at the State/Tribal and community levels
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Purpose of the SPF SIG
  • expand an existing or build a new Substance Abuse Prevention infrastructure that can be sustained
  • Prevention
    • SAMHSA will not support Substance Abuse Treatment or Mental Health services with these funds
spf sig cohorts i iv
SPF SIG Cohorts I - IV
  • Cohort I – 21 grantees
  • Cohort II – 5 grantees
  • Cohort III – 16 grantees (5 tribes)
  • Cohort IV – 25 grantees (7 tribes)
  • Total States/Territories = 55 grantees
  • Total Tribes = 12 grantees
core principles of the spf sig
Core Principles of the SPF SIG
  • Use of the SPF
  • Data-driven outcomes-based prevention
  • Community level efforts funded by the SPF SIG must include all five steps of the SPF
  • At least 85% of the total grant award must go toward local level efforts
  • Grantees are required to implement evidence-based programs, practices and policies
core principles of the spf sig cont d
Core Principles of the SPF SIG (Cont’d)
  • In SC, the County is the local unit of interest and analysis
  • The SPF SIG is built on a community-based approach to prevention and a series of implementation principles that can be operationalized at the State and Local Levels
  • Public Health Approach
public health model
Public Health Model




strategic prevention framework
Strategic Prevention Framework

Work happening in steps simultaneously

5 step process

Cultural competence and sustainability integral

SPF model is a system of change

  • CSAP
  • CAST State staff
  • Regional Capacity Coaches (RCCs)
  • County CAST Coordinator
  • Designated CAST Coalition
roles of csap
Roles of CSAP
  • Provide federal oversight of SPF SIGs
  • Work with states to ensure compliance with the collaborative agreement
  • Offer technical assistance and training
    • Center for Applied Prevention Technology (CAPT) is national TA and training provider for states
roles of cast state staff
Roles of CAST State Staff
  • Provide statewide oversight and evaluation of CAST
  • Maintain timely communication with CSAP Project Officers
  • Inform SC Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment on progress in the implementation of CAST
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Roles of CAST State Staff
  • Work with Regional Capacity Coaches (RCCs)
    • Ensure they have TA, training, and support
    • Coordinate training opportunities
  • Create guidance documents and templates for counties
  • Attend national trainings and meetings
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Roles of CAST State Staff
  • Maintain reporting systems and track progress on deliverables
    • Make the process as easy as possible
    • Monitor for success
roles of rccs
Roles of RCCs
  • Support county CAST coordinators so that they are able to provide sufficient guidance to the local coalition
  • Maintain regular contact with counties to ensure they are making adequate progress
  • Maintain regular contact with CAST state staff
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Roles of RCCs
  • Provide technical assistance and training needed to help counties implement the SPF model
  • Attend state and national trainings and meetings recommended for providing optimal assistance to counties
  • Building relationships is essential in the implementation of the SPF
  • Primary focus will be placed on addressing the needs of the funded counties
roles of county cast coordinator
Roles of County CAST Coordinator
  • Provide guidance to CAST affiliated or soon to be developed county coalition to help ensure successful implementation of the SPF model
  • Attend state and national trainings and meetings recommended for providing optimal support to county CAST coalitions
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Roles of County CAST Coordinator
  • In some cases:
    • Work with partners to rebuild, reorganize, or refocus an existing coalition to support CAST objectives
    • Work with partners to develop an entirely new coalition to support CAST goals and objectives
  • Coalitions must have a countywide scope
roles of county cast coordinator2
Roles of County CAST Coordinator
  • Help coalition gain and maintain it’s focus on reaching CAST goals and objectives
  • Offer assistance and support to coalition
    • RCCs will work with you toward this end
  • Guide coalition through the implementation of the SPF process
roles of county cast coordinator3
Roles of County CAST Coordinator
  • Maintain regular communication with their RCCs
  • Communicate any concerns or questions to RCCs promptly
  • Be responsive to RCCs’ offers of assistance and training as needed

“Remember, you are not CASTaways on some deserted island!!!”

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Roles of County CAST Coordinator
  • Maintain regular contact with CAST state staff
  • Be available for state site visits
  • Submit all deliverables, including monthly and quarterly reports in a timely manner
roles of designated cast coalition
Roles of Designated CAST Coalition
  • Maintain regular contact with County CAST Coordinator
  • Attend state and national trainings and meetings recommended for ensuring successful SPF implementation in their county
    • Roles may vary from coalition to coalition
  • Work with County CAST Coordinator to submit deliverables
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Roles of Designated CAST Coalition
  • Complete a comprehensive needs assessment
  • Build the capacity of the county to address priority issues
  • Complete a county strategic plan
  • Lead implementation efforts throughout the life of CAST and into the future, making adjustments as shown to be needed through ongoing evaluation
sustainability and cultural competency
Sustainability and Cultural Competency
  • Remember that sustainability and cultural competency are at the heart of the SPF
  • Both should be considered as you work on each step
  • Both vital to short term and long term success of SPF implementation


Timeline and Forms

one time only deliverables
One Time Only Deliverables
  • CAST Acceptance Letter – August 2, 2010
  • Initial Grantee Meeting – August 9, 2010
    • quarterly meetings to follow in future months
  • Staffing Report – October 1, 2010
  • Needs Assessment Plan – October 22, 2010
  • County Capacity Plan – December 17, 2010
  • Strategic Action Plan – March 25, 2010
bi annual deliverables
Bi-Annual Deliverables
  • CLI
    • Part I due November 1, 2010
    • Part II due May 1, 2011
  • This information will be entered online in SAMHSA’s Prevention Management Reporting and Training System
quarterly deliverables
Quarterly Deliverables
  • Quarterly Coalition Status Report
    • October 22, 2010
    • January 14, 2011
    • April 15, 2011
  • Quarterly Grantee Meetings
    • November 4, 2010
    • February 3, 2011
    • May 5, 2011
  • Quarterly Grantee Meetings to take place at statewide Prevention Quarterly Meetings
monthly deliverables
Monthly Deliverables
  • Monthly Report Part I & Part II
  • Both due the 8th working day of each month
    • September is first month effort must be documented
    • First monthly reports due on October 12, 2010
  • Part I is to be completed online in the SC KIT Prevention Data System
  • Part II to be submitted to Mrs. Carolyn Chitwood at DAODAS
monthly report part i
Monthly Report Part I
  • Complete CAST Community-Based Process management plan
  • Enter CAST plan into SC KIT Prevention System
  • Plan will consist of two objectives:
    • Coalition development and support (time related to meetings and general preparation for coalition)
    • Needs assessment and strategic planning (time spent coordinating or assisting in the implementation of these activities)
  • Management Plan template to be provided in coming weeks
monthly report part ii
Monthly Report Part II
  • Narrative-based report
  • Report successes and challenges encountered each month for all SPF steps
    • Complete or share only successes and challenges for applicable step(s) each month
  • Note future plans for upcoming month
  • Submit to Mrs. Carolyn Chitwood at DAODAS
mandatory and recommended trainings

Mandatory and Recommended Trainings

Confirmed and Tentative

See handout

state and rcc next steps
State and RCC Next Steps
  • RCCs will begin agency capacity assessments.
  • All tentative training dates will be confirmed and communicated to grantees as soon as possible.
  • Guidance documents and templates will be finalized and distributed to help grantees begin planning for needs assessment and other deliverables critical to SPF success.
anticipated next steps for grantees
Anticipated Next Steps for Grantees
  • Hire County CAST Coordinator
  • Sites with no coalitions: Coalition Building
  • Sites with coalitions: Strengthen partnerships and engage new members
  • All Coalitions: Become familiar with the SPF model
  • Get excited about SPF and the opportunity to make positive changes in your county!