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Family and Social Services Administration

DMHA > Programs and Services > SPF SIG > About SPF SIG Welcome to SPF SIG

Indiana’s Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) is a 5-year grant from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMHSA/CSAP) awarded to Office of the Governor to reduce substance use and abuse across the lifespan of Indiana citizens. 


  • Reduce youth access to alcohol and tobacco
  • Reduce alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use among Hoosier youth and adults
  • Reduce substance abuse related crime and problem behavior
  • Increase the capacity and the effectiveness of Indiana's prevention systems

Structure of SPF SIG

  • 5-year cooperative agreement
  • SPF/SIG Advisory Group (appointed by Governor)
  • State Epidemiological Workgroup
  • 85% of funds must go to Community-based efforts

SPF SIG Advisory Council

Advisory council of 42 members is required to oversee the workings of project
Chair is appointed by Governor 
Determines the priorities of Request for Services (RFS)
Pool from which all workgroups are organized:

  • State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW )
  • Training and Outreach
  • Finance
  • Executive Committee
  • Evaluation Workgroup

State Epidemiological Workgroup (SEOW)

  • Collect and analyze data which indicates focus for priorities to write RFS
  • Provide core support to Advisory Council for prevention decision making
  • Provide systematic/analytical data to support recommendations of priorities for project

Development of the RFS

Based on the recommendations of the SEOW, the Advisory Council will present to the Office of the Governor suggestions for which the RFS should be based. The Governor will provide final recommendations at that point and then the RFS must be written and distributed throughout the state.

Review of Applications/Awarding of Grants and Monitoring

For additional information please contact Marcia French or Kim Manlove at 317-232-7931.