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Thursday, March 29, 2007

SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence
Monthly Update

What’s New From the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence
Funding Announcement For Camps For British Columbian Kids and Helpers
$6 Million in Drug Free Communities Support Program Grants Available
The Moran Family Foundation Call for Proposals
Medica Foundation Call for Letters of Inquiry

The SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence has a new resource from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) available on both the FASD Center for Excellence and ACOG Web sites. The publication is Drinking and Reproductive Health: A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Tool Kit. The publication can be accessed in the What’s New section of the FASD Center's Web site at or ACOG’s Web site at

A recent article published by the Langley Times announced that a $250,000 grant was awarded to ensure that British Columbian children, parents, and professionals of the Whitecrow Village Society who live and work with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders can attend training and recreation camps. Attached is the full Langley Times article.

The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has announced the availability of $6 million in funds for new FY 2007 Drug Free Communities Support Program grants. The application deadline is April 17, 2007. For more information, go to the Web site at

The Moran Family Foundation is currently accepting proposals from groups to develop programs that promote healthy development of children and families at risk of poverty. Only 501(c) 3 nonprofit groups in the District of Columbia or Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Falls Church counties) may apply and their annual budget must be $1.5 million or less. The foundation will fund innovative pilot programs that are being launched or expanded. For more details, go to The Moran Family Foundation Web site at For specific questions, e-mail

The Medica Foundation will be accepting letters of inquiry for the foundation’s Healthy Living for Children and Partnership for Prevention grants between June 1 and June 22, 2007. For more information, go to the Medica Foundation Web site at

Contributor: Peggy Seo Oba