2019 GOT OUTCOMES! Coalition of Excellence Awards

Phase I Application Announcement


Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thank you for your interest in CADCA’s 2019 GOT OUTCOMES! Awards process! This is your coalition’s opportunity to receive national recognition for positive community-level outcomes achieved. The application process is *NEW* this year. This much simpler process draws on the actual 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…).  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

Benefits for Phase II Finalists (top 25% scores)

  • Opportunity to participate in Ideas Fair Poster Presentation at CADCA’s 2019 Annual National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on February 4-7, 2019.

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 2019 Annual National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on February 3-6, 2020.
  • A custom award with your coalition’s name and successes engraved on the front.
  • 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 2020 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, 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 misuse issue. When applying you can designate which level of award for which your coalition seeks to apply according the categories listed below.

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

2019 GOT OUTCOMES! Application Process Timeline (subject to change)

CADCA Announces Got Outcomes! Application

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Phase I Applicant Informational Webinars

(must pre-register before webinar date)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 

30 minute 1:1, in person appointments at Mid-Year Training Institute 

Monday, July 14, 2019-Thursday, July 18, 2019

Phase I Applications Due to CADCA

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Phase I applications reviewed by CADCA staff and trainers

Thursday, August 1, 2019 – Monday, September 2, 2019

CADCA Notifies Finalists!!!

Week of September 3, 2019

Phase I Finalists Technical Assistance Provided

September 3, 2019 – September 30, 2019

Phase II Applications Due to CADCA

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Phase II Applications Reviewed by CADCA Team

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Friday, November 1, 2019

Phase II Winners notified

Week of November 4, 2019

Phase II Winners contacted regarding 2019 National Leadership Forum

Friday, November 22, 2019

Phase II Winners present at the 2019 National Leadership Forum Ideas Fair

Monday, February 3 – Thursday, February 6, 2020

Phase II Winners announced at National Leadership Forum Awards Luncheon

Thursday, February 6, 2020



How to Apply

Materials required to apply for CADCA’s 2019 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, 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/misuse (i.e., Goal 2 for DFC Grant Recipients) including only those that led to the outcomes being highlighted
    • Strategies for Reducing substance use/misuse (i.e., Goal 2 For DFC Grant Recipients) including only those implemented that led to the outcomes being highlighted
    • Strategies 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)

Templates and information on how the products are scored can be found on the GOT OUTCOMES Scoring Rubric found on the GOT OUTCOMES website at https://cadca.org/gotoutcomes.


Application Steps

  • STEP 1:Select ONE youth substance use 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 use 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 use 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). Please refer to the one-pager example in the references section of our website. 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.
    • Short term: 6-24 months (baseline and 1-2 follow up data points) 
    • Intermediate: 1-4 years (baseline and 2-3 follow up data points)
    • 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 11:59pm (EST) Thursday, August 1, 2019.  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 Coalition Outcomes (short-term, intermediate, and/or long-term)




2019 Application

2019 GOT OUTCOMES Webinar Slides

2019 GO! Phase I Scoring Rubric

One Pager Sample

Logic Model Guide by Award Category

CADCA 5 Products - Templates

  1. Community Assessment
  2. Strategic and Action Plan
  3. Evaluation Plan Template
  4. Evaluation Communication Plan
  5. Sustainability Plan Template


2018 Winner

Coalition of the Year

DART Prevention Coalition

    GOT OUTCOMES! Has grown into so much more than who has the biggest outcomes. This is an opportunity for coalitions to show off their skill in telling their coalition story which involves making a strong case for their coalition’s contributions to the outcomes they are reporting. “Applying for this award served as unique learning tool which allowed us to take a deeper look at our strategies and collected data. The PowerPoints developed for the application are now being used to promote our coalition when speaking to local civic groups. Most importantly, this effort highlighted coalition partners that have played a significant part in the success of our drug-prevention efforts”, says Susan Short, Executive Director of Covington County Children’s Policy Council Coalition (CCCPC).               

Previous Winners