Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Why PR%F

We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.

Why Alliance?

We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.

What's Next?

Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.

Apply for a College Ambassador Program (CAP) Grant

Grant Application for the Proof Alliance College Ambassador Program

Proof Alliance is committed to preventing prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) by creating awareness of the risks associated with drinking alcohol while pregnant and increasing the number of people who plan their pregnancies and engage in healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant. In support of this work, we are seeking applications from colleges and universities that are interested in engaging their student population through events focused on preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies. Colleges can request up to $2,500 to host one or multiple prevention events on campus.

The College Ambassador Program focuses on early prevention efforts on college campuses. Most college students are not actively considering starting a family, but many are engaging in high-risk behaviors such as alcohol use and unprotected sexual activity, both of which increase the risk of unintended pregnancy.1 In Minnesota, 60% of college students report monthly alcohol use, and nearly 1 in 4 engage in high-risk drinking. Nearly 80% of female college students in Minnesota are sexually active, and 15.6% report having used emergency contraception at least once.2 By informing students about preconception health and the importance of planned, alcohol-free pregnancies, grantees will: increase the students’ awareness of FASD; help them address and reduce risky health behaviors; and decrease their risk of unplanned and/or alcohol-exposed pregnancies.

For any questions related to the College Ambassador Program, please contact Sarah Brown at sarah.brown@proofalliance.org or 651-917-2370.

Sources:

[1] Huber LRB, Ersek JL. Contraceptive Use among Sexually Active University Students. Journal of Women’s Health. 2009;18(7):1063-1070.

[2] University of Minnesota, Boynton Health Service. Health and Health-Related Behaviors: Minnesota Postsecondary Students. https://boynton.umn.edu/sites/boynton.umn.edu/files/2018-02/MNPostsecondaryStudents_CSHSReport_2015.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2i4jJBxpBMLjtoXwZ5oBf7xTV5EehOwvIBslGUWu5I2bXjbIBRTPt5UzM

Important Dates

  • Friday, June 21, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. – Grant Applications Due
  • August 2019 – Grant Recipients Announced
  • September 2019 – June 2020 – Grant Time Frame

Documents Required for Application

  • RFP (PDF version) (Word Doc version)– This document includes eligibility information, application requirements, and the grant application forms. It can be helpful to read through this form before you apply online, as it will show you all of the information needed to submit your application.
  • Budget Worksheet (Excel)– This Excel file is required to apply. You can upload the completed Budget Worksheet at the end of your online application, or you can send it via e-mail, mail, or fax.
  • Most current financial statement– Acceptable documents include: board financials, annual budget, audit report, income year-to-date, or most recent monthly statements
  • Proof of tax status– W9 and/or IRS Determination Letter

Helpful Information

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online grant application, please contact Sarah Brown at sarah.brown@proofalliance.org or call 651-917-2370. Please indicate what assistance you need.

  • Save & Continue Later: The online application allows you to save your work and come back to it later to finish. If you choose this option, please save the unique hyperlink it provides for you. Proof Alliance does not have access to retrieve the link or any unsaved work. It is recommended that you enter your email address to send the link directly to your email. The link will expire after 30 days.
  • Application Review Form (PDF): This document features the criteria on which the review committee will rate your application for funding consideration.
  • Past Grantee Highlights (PDF): This document features highly successful past grantee events and can serve as inspiration when planning your own Proof Alliance prevention event.
  • FAQs (PDF): Here you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about the Proof Alliance College Ambassador Program. If you have other questions, please contact Sarah Brown at sarah.brown@proofalliance.org or 651-917-2370.

FASD Prevention Grants: College Ambassador Program 2019

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  • Before you begin your online application, the form has a feature for you to save your work and come back to it later to finish. If you choose this option, please save the unique hyperlink it provides for you. Proof Alliance does not have access to retrieve the link or any unsaved work. It is recommended that you enter your email address to send the link directly to your email. The link will expire after 30 days.
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