Community Integration of Problem Gambling Prevention


Funding from the Problem Gambling Casino Fund is being distributed specifically for effective enhancements in problem gambling/gambling disorder prevention services. For this project, up to $20,000 per year, per organization may be requested, with the funds potentially renewable, contingent upon outcomes and availability of funding for up to two years.

Problem Gambling at PAA

Prevention Action Alliance recognizes that as the opportunity to gamble in Ohio grows, so does the need for local communities to implement local solutions. Additionally, Prevention Action Alliance understands the difficulties community partners may have in addressing growing and emerging issues, such as problem gambling. The “Community Integration of Problem Gambling Prevention (CIPGP) Project” will reduce barriers to addressing problem gambling by allowing participants to select their own level of participation, while building capacity for the future.

Examples of requests could be, but are not limited to:

  • An organization wants to share problem gambling information at the county fair. Staff time, table registration, supplies, mileage to the fair, etc. would all be eligible expenses.
  • A community coalition wants to start addressing problem gambling and needs funds for a local awareness campaign. Expenses related to the campaign would be eligible for funding, and technical support from Prevention Action Alliance, Origo Branding, and Ohio for Responsible Gambling would be available.
  • Staff time, registration fees, and mileage for staff and coalition members to attend in-state problem gambling training and events.
  • Completing a community readiness survey to assess your community’s awareness and capacity on issues relating to problem gambling. Organizations are not limited on the number of times they may apply.
  • Education sessions to be provided at churches, health fairs, college campuses, Greek life, senior centers, etc.

Application Documents

Below are documents needed to apply for the CIPGP Project along with the application link.

Budget Narrative
Grant Assurances
Grant Application

Important Dates

Funds will be disbursed in two rounds; applicants are encouraged to apply for funds each round regardless of funding in previous rounds.

Q&A webinars will explain the scope of the project and funded work, the application process, and potential applicants may ask any questions they have at that time. Questions throughout the process will not be limited to a questions period. Attendance to one of these sessions is encouraged, but not required.