The SMART Bet Implementation grant, SFY 19, is coordinated by the Problem Gambling Resource Center at Prevention Action Alliance and is made possible with funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to seek grantees who are interested in engaging their community in problem gambling prevention through the use of the SMART Bet program. Grantees will learn the SMART Bet program and teach it in their communities. After completing the SMART Bet program, grantees will collect evaluations and data and share with Prevention Action Alliance.
SMART Bet is a prevention-based curriculum designed to help young adults (18-25) gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy choices about whether, when, and how much to gamble. The program has been designed to allow participants to explore the role of gambling in our society and in their lives. Within the program, participants will learn about the risks and benefits of gambling, as well as examine their own attitudes, feelings, and opinions around the decision to gamble or not to gamble.