Education and Skill Building to Prevent Problem Gambling

Prevention Action Alliance is pleased to announce the availability of funds for the prevention of problem gambling, thanks to the Ohio Problem Gambling Advisory Board (PGAB), OhioMHAS, and Ohio for Responsible Gambling (ORG). PGAB, OhioMHAS and ORG recognize that one of the highest success rates in influencing community behavior is through the efforts of community coalitions.

Education and Skill-Building to Prevent Problem Gambling: A Community Coalitions Project will provide funds for projects that focus on populations identified in the 2017 Ohio Gambling Survey Data. These funds will be specifically for effective enhancements in problem gambling or gambling disorder prevention services. Up to $20,000 per year per coalition may be requested and funds could potentially be renewed for up to two years contingent upon outcomes and availability of funding. Community coalitions, ADAMH boards, OhioMHAS-certified providers, or groups affiliated with public health districts or educational institutions may all apply. Read the RFP for more information about who is eligible and how to apply.

Question period ends May 31, 2019. Applications are due June 7, 2019. Notifications will be made June 28, 2019.

Questions? Email All answers to questions will be posted here. Additional information, including application instructions, will be posted here.

Q: Is there a character limit for responses in Survey Monkey? 

A: Responses are limited, for each question, to a maximum of 3,000 characters which is kind of the standard definition of “one page of text.”

Q: Is an individual non-profit, which is a certified OhioMHAS provider, able to apply, or is the request only for two or more organizations submitting as a coalition? 

A: While entities like providers, ADAMH boards, etc. are eligible to apply they must be working collaboratively with a local coalition.

Q: What are the reporting dates and what further information can you provide about the reporting requirements?

A: We will ask each recipient to provide a mid-year update and end-of-year update using this form, the end-of-year update will be due by May 31st. The mid-year update date is TBD, this will be in conjunction with a face-to-face or web meeting and that date will be selected based on the needs of our recipients.