The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) awarded Kansas a State Incentive Grant for three years, starting in 1997.
The Governor's State
Incentive Cooperative Agreement- Kansas Communities That Care- presents
an innovative, coordinated course of action for substance abuse prevention.
The mission of Kansas Communities That Care is to "promote a comprehensive
statewide, risk-focused strategy that increases the capacity of Kansas
communities to achieve targeted outcomes, reduce risk, and increase protection
for interrelated adolescent problems," and then to sustain and expand
the strategy at the conclusion of the SIG initiative. Kansas Communities
That Care creates a system that is based on sound data, builds capacity
in communities, uses best practices and promising approaches, and actively
involves Kansans at all levels.