Impact Montevallo is a collaborative partnership of concerned citizens raising awareness of youth substance use issues in the City of Montevallo and educates youth and adults to take action to prevent youth substance use.
Impact Montevallo was awarded a Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grant by a collaboration of The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) on October 30, 2019. The matching funds grant provides $125,000 each year for up to 5 years. Impact Montevallo was 1 of 150 grant awards across the nation in 2019. Click here for more information on the grant itself, our community sector representatives and our 12-month Action Plan. (Include Link to DFC Grant page)
Each year, our volunteers come together to create our Montevallo Community Assessment. Our Community Assessment is data-driven and guides our work by identifying the problems facing our young people. Based on our Community Assessment, we are addressing:
The City of Montevallo held its first youth drug prevention team meeting on February 13, 2018. Since our first meeting, our volunteers named our coalition, and we are now serving the City of Montevallo, Alabama as Impact Montevallo. Our coalition was formed after the city became a partner of Compact2020, a county organization that conducts juvenile substance use investigations with the aim to help youth access help instead of ending up in the juvenile justice system. After joining Compact2020, Mayor Hollie Cost established the city’s prevention team to engage the community in preventing youth from ever starting to use substances.