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Phase I Application Announcement 
Deadline: Monday, August 10, 2020

Thank you for your interest in CADCA’s 2020 GOT Outcomes! Awards process! This is your coalition’s opportunity to receive national recognition for your coalition’s positive community-level outcomes. The application process draws on the products used by coalitions and offers coalitions the ability to strengthen these existing products to make an effective case for its contributions to community-level outcomes. 

This is the first phase of a two-phase process. In Phase I, CADCA will review and score each of the coalition’s products (e.g., Community Assessment, Logic Model, etc.). Coalitions scoring in the top 25% will advance to Phase II. Advancing finalists will be invited to tell their coalition’s story of how they have contributed to changes in their community-level outcomes. In both phases, coalitions will receive detailed feedback. The highest scoring Phase II applicants will receive the prestigious GOT Outcomes! Awards in the following categories:

Short-term Outcomes: Coalition in Focus
Intermediate Outcomes: Coalition of Excellence
Long-term Outcomes: Coalition of the Year

Benefits to Applicants 
Benefits for ALL applicants

  • In-depth feedback provided for each of your coalition's products
  • Free coalition development support to discuss enhancements to products

Benefits for Phase II Finalists (top 25% scores)

  • In-depth feedback provided for each of your coalition's products
  • Free coalition development support to discuss enhancements to products
  • A formal recognition letter signed by CADCA’s Chairman and CEO, General Arthur T. Dean
  • Opportunity to participate in Ideas Fair poster presentation at CADCA’s 2021 National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on February 1-4, 2021

Benefits for GOT Outcomes! Winners

  • In-depth feedback provided for each of your coalition’s products
  • Free coalition development support to discuss enhancements to products
  • Free lodging, travel and registration for one coalition member to attend CADCA’s 2021 National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on February 1-4, 2021
  • A custom award with your coalition’s name and successes engraved on the front
  • Recognition in CADCA’s Coalitions Online weekly newsletter
  • Recognition in CADCA’s Annual Printed Coalitions newsletter, on CADCA’s GOT Outcomes! program website and other CADCA communications
  • Coalition featured at the CADCA GOT Outcomes! Workshop at the 2021 National Leadership Forum
  • Coalition leaders to be considered for CADCA training/leadership opportunities (e.g., CADCA Advisory boards)
  • Eligibility to participate in the Graduate Coalition Academy (GCA)

Eligibility Requirements
The GOT Outcomes! award focuses on making the link between your coalition’s Community Assessment data, Logic Model and comprehensive strategies, and the resulting community-level outcomes. To apply, your coalition must have achieved, at a minimum, positive short-term outcomes (positive results related to changes in local conditions) associated with one substance use or misuse issue. When applying, you can designate which level of award your coalition seeks to apply for according to the categories listed below. 

  • Coalition in Focus Award: Short-term outcomes (changes to local conditions)
  • Coalition of Excellence Award: Short-term and Intermediate outcomes (changes to root causes)
  • Coalition of the Year Award: Short-term, Intermediate and Long-term outcomes (changes to problem statements)

2020 GOT OUTCOMES! Application Process Timeline (subject to change)

CADCA announces GOT Outcomes! application 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Phase I applicant informational webinar

(must pre-register before webinar date)

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

30-minute one-on-one, virtual appointments at Mid-Year Training Institute  

Monday, July 26, 2020-Thursday, July 30, 2020

Phase I applications due to CADCA

Monday, August 10, 2020

Phase I applications reviewed by CADCA staff and trainers 

Monday, August 10, 2020 – Tuesday, September 8, 2020

CADCA notifies finalists

Week of September 8, 2020

Phase I finalists technical assistance provided

September 8, 2020 – October 8, 2020

Phase II applications due to CADCA

Friday, October 9, 2020

Phase II applications reviewed by CADCA

Friday, October 9, 2020 – Monday, November 9, 2020

Phase II winners notified

Week of November 16, 2020

Phase II winners contacted regarding 2021 National Leadership Forum

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Phase II winners present at the 2021 National Leadership Forum Ideas Fair

Monday, February 1 – Thursday, February 4, 2021

Phase II winners announced at National Leadership Forum Awards Luncheon

Thursday, February 4, 2021

How to Apply 
Materials required to apply for CADCA's 2020 GOT Outcomes! Awards include coalition products relating to one substance, including:
  • Community Assessment* (maximum 15 pages)
  • Substance-specific Logic Model* including all elements: one problem, two root causes and four local conditions with at least two data measures mapped to each
  • Strategic and Action Plan* including objectives, strategies and action plans as outlined in the requirement for each award category (i.e., Short-term outcomes; Short-term and Intermediate outcomes; Short-term, Intermediate and Long-term Outcomes)
    • Vision
    • Mission
    • Objectives for reducing substance use and misuse (i.e., goal two for DFC grant recipients) including only those that led to the outcomes being highlighted
    • Strategies for reducing substance use and misuse (i.e., goal two for DFC grant recipients) including only those implemented that led to the outcomes being highlighted
    • Strategic and Action Plan 
  • Evaluation Plan* (at least two data measures for the problem, at least two for each root cause and at least two for each local condition)
  • Evaluation Communication Plan* (minimum of three audiences as it relates to the local conditions on the logic model)
  • Sustainability Plan* (must showcase the outcomes you are presenting)

*Refer to template

Application Steps

  • STEP 1:  Select one youth substance use or misuse issue that your coalition has successfully addressed and would like to highlight in this application. While your coalition may have achieved success addressing more than one substance issue, you will need to come to a consensus about which one to highlight. 
  • STEP 2:  Identify the community-level outcomes your coalition has contributed to in the substance issue identified in Step 1. Will you be highlighting the achievement of Short-term outcomes? Short-term and Intermediate outcomes? Short-term, Intermediate and Long-term outcomes?  
    • Coalition in Focus: If you will be highlighting the achievement of Short-term outcomes, the outcomes must tie to one local condition from your logic model.
    • Coalition of Excellence: If you will be highlighting the achievement of Short-term and Intermediate outcomes, the outcomes must tie to two local conditions for one root cause OR one local condition for two root causes from your logic model. 
    • Coalition of the Year: If you will be highlighting the achievement of Short-term, Intermediate and Long-term outcomes, the outcomes submitted must tie to two local conditions for one root cause AND problem OR one local condition for two root causes AND problem. 
  • STEP 3: Submit the required coalition products for the substance your coalition has selected – along with the one-page GOT Outcomes! application form. Applications with missing required content will be disqualified. No additional materials will be reviewed.
  • STEP 4: Submit a one-page description of Coalition Outcomes (Short, Intermediate and/or Long-term). No required format but should be clean, neat and reasonable font/size. The outcomes should include the baseline and follow-up data measures. The total number of follow-up data measures will vary on the category you are applying for in the application. *Refer to template
    • Coalition in Focus
      • Short-term 6-24 months (baseline and 1-2 follow-up data points)  
    • Coalition of Excellence
      • Above requirements + Intermediate 1-4 years (baseline and 2-3 follow up data points)
    • Coalition of the Year
      • Above requirements + Long-term 3-10 years (baseline and 3-4 follow up data points)

Submitting Your Phase I Application
Your Phase I application must be emailed to CADCA no later than 11:59 pm EDT on Monday, August 10, 2020.Please send your application documents as attachments in an email to gotoutcomes@cadca.org with the subject heading “GOT Outcomes! Phase I Application.” Upon submission, CADCA will send you a confirmation that your application was received. 

The only documents that will be accepted are:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Community Assessment 
  3. Logic Model 
  4. Strategic and Action Plan
  5. Evaluation Plan 
  6. Evaluation Communication Plan 
  7. Sustainability Plan
  8. One-page description of your coalition’s outcomes (Short-term, Intermediate and/or Long-term)

For more information, please email gotoutcomes@cadca.org or call 703-706-0565 ext. 267.