AGILITY GRANTS Strategic Pillars

Prevention Innovation

Objective: Foster and accelerate the development, deployment, research, and evaluation of model 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 create proof points that can be scaled to new communities and localities. Funds will be used to launch prevention gambling programs as well as evaluate the program efficacy. Applications must include an evaluation component.

Prevention Amplification

Objective: Increase community awareness, response and support through the identification and elevation of new leaders, new partnerships and new voices within the problem gambling community – especially prioritizing youth and leaders of color.

The Prevention Amplification pillar seeks to promote new thought leaders and platforms to educate communities about problem gambling. Investments may target professional forums and other education initiatives on prevention to reach at-risk communities. Investments may also be made to support new collaborations within or beyond problem gambling prevention (e.g., with other substance abuse prevention communities) with the stated purpose of driving prevention initiatives. Priority will be placed on elevating perspectives from marginalized communities disproportionately affected by problem gambling.