Blueprints Program Rating: Promising
A multi-level program designed to reduce teen alcohol use through classroom curricula, peer leadership, youth-driven extra-curricular activities, parent involvement programs, and community activism.
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.