The NCPG will sponsor activities aimed at preventing problem gambling

The NCPG will sponsor activities aimed at preventing problem gambling

The National Council on Problem Gambling has launched an ‘Agility Grant’ initiative to provide funds for problem gambling prevention programs at non-profit organizations across the United States. 

About the NCPG campaign

The National Football League Foundation-funded strategic effort includes investments centered on the three basic concepts of innovation, cooperation, and amplification.

Grants ranging from $20,000 to $40,000 are scheduled to be granted to between four and six organizations in round one to assist in expanding problem gambling prevention programs in areas where suitable programming is currently lacking. This, in turn, is hoped to result in harm reduction and increased well-being for individuals and families in different communities around the country.

Applications for the first round of financing are being accepted now through February 22, 2022, with announcements of grant awards scheduled for March 20, 2022. Evaluations will be conducted using various criteria, including conformance to program principles, financial pillar techniques and predicted community impact. Grants may be applied for under one or both of the following strategic funding pillars: The NCPG anticipates opening the second round of applications for competition in late summer or early autumn of this year.

● To promote and accelerate the creation, implementation, and study of gambling addiction prevention programs and curricula that targeting-risk and priority populations.

● Amplification: To enhance community knowledge, responsiveness, and support for problem gambling by identifying and elevating new leaders, partnerships, and voices within the community—with a particular emphasis on youth and leaders of color.

Quotes from the Press Release

“Historically, problem gambling prevention providers have been under-resourced,” NCPG executive director Keith Whyte remarked.

“These Agility Grants will provide critical support and accelerate the process of decreasing the long-term personal, societal, and economic costs of problem gambling. To increase the efficacy of prevention programs, funded projects will encourage new ideas, raise new voices, and establish new relationships. All qualifying organizations are encouraged to apply.”

 

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