A strategic NCPG initiative, Agility Grants offer funding to nonprofit organizations across the country for problem gambling prevention programs. The goal of these grants is to fill in gaps for areas that currently have no such services, as well as bolster promising efforts in existing programs.

Agility Grant funding will be deployed to support prevention programming innovation and amplification, including new activities, validation of promising initiatives or expansion of proven programming. Applications will be evaluated on several criteria, including alignment to the Agility Grants program principles and funding pillar strategies as well as anticipated community impact.

This program is generously funded by the National Football League Foundation, with additional support from FanDuel.

The Summer 2022 Application Period has Now Closed.

The Spring 2023 Application Timeline Will be Announced Soon.


Round 2 – Summer 2022


Strategic Pillars

Prevention Innovation

Objective: Foster and accelerate the development, deployment, research, and evaluation of problem gambling prevention programs and curricula to address key at-risk and priority populations such as:

  • high school and college athletes;
  • marginalized communities, especially communities of color; and
  • middle school students

The Prevention Innovation pillar is meant to catalyze prevention programs that adhere to the SAMHSA prevention framework. Investments seek to fund new programs as well as support proven programs’ ability to scale to new communities and localities. Funds will be used to launch prevention programs as well as evaluate program effectiveness. Applications must include an evaluation component.


Increase community awareness, response and support through the identification and elevation of new leaders, new partnerships and new voices within the problem gambling community, prioritizing youth as well as leaders of color. 

The Amplification pillar seeks to encourage promotion of new thought leaders and create platforms for new perspectives that have been traditionally marginalized, with the goal being to educate communities and the general public about problem gambling. Investments will target professional forums and other education initiatives to reach at-risk communities across the US. Investments will also be made to support new partnerships and collaborations within and beyond the problem gambling prevention community (e.g., with other substance abuse prevention communities).  Priority will be placed on elevating perspectives from marginalized communities disproportionately affected by problem gambling. Applications must include an evaluation component.