Project STRONG: A Capacity-Building Intervention to Improve Grant Writing Among Substance Abuse Organizations


By bhadmin February 2, 2021

While grant writing is critical for substance abuse organizations in the face of limited resources and mounting accountability pressures, no capacity-building models exist for social workers to use as they aim to promote organizational capacity development in this area. This article offers a promising capacity-building model—Project STRONG—designed to improve the grant writing capacity of substance abuse organizations. Feasibility findings of an initial pilot of the model through a partnership between a university technical support provider and 9 substance abuse agencies are shared. Implications for social workers working within or in partnership with substance abuse agencies are offered.

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