This Letter of Intent/Request for Proposal funding opportunity will be available for multiple funding cycles. Applicants should become familiar with the submission deadlines associated with the cycle for which they are seeking funding. Cycle deadlines can be found in the RFP. All proposals must be submitted using the Foundation's online application process through the buttons in the right-hand column of this page.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to schedule a call or meeting with the Healthy Behaviors Initiative Program Officer to discuss alignment and feasibility of their Letter of Intent or proposal before submission. Please schedule the meeting at least two weeks before the proposal is due. Contact Trayce Snow, Senior Program Officer, at email@example.com or 318-443-3394 to request a meeting.
This Substance and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program funding opportunity is to support implementation of evidence-based, community-driven solutions for preventing substance and alcohol abuse. Systems of prevention services work better than isolated efforts, meaning the best prevention results come from partnerships; therefore, The Rapides Foundation encourages communities to work together across agencies, departments, and sectors for planning and implementing interventions and for gaining support from the populations most impacted by them.
This is a competitive grant application process and available grant funding from The Rapides Foundation is limited. Grants of up to $300,000 over a three-year period are available.
Grant proposals should impact residents within the Foundation’s nine-parish service area of: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes.
Applicants should thoroughly review the Request for Proposals and other key documents included in the Key Materials section (in right column) to see full details, application process and proposal requirements.
The primary applicant (grant fiscal agent) must meet all of the following requirements:
- Classified as a Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code or a government entity.
- Cannot be a private foundation under Section 509(a).
- Must be an organization within The Rapides Foundation's service area or seeking funding support for projects restricted to use within the Foundation's nine-parish service area.
Proposal Submission Process
The Substance and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program Grant funding opportunity consists of a two-stage process. The first stage is submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) using The Rapides Foundation’s online application process only. Letters of Intent that are approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees will then be invited to submit a Full Proposal of their project. To see full details of the LOI and Full Proposal stages, please refer to the Request for Proposals.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact The Rapides Foundation for guidance before submitting their Letter of Intent. Contact information is located in the right column.
Applicants should thoroughly review the Request for Proposal and other key documents included in the Key Materials section (in right column) to see full details, application process and proposal requirements.