Grants available to battle substance abuse

The Dubois County Substance Abuse Council is in search of community agencies and organizations working to combat substance misuse that need the assistance of grant funding.

Grant applications will be received until noon Friday, Aug. 28. Interested applicants can locate the necessary form on the organization’s website at www.duboiscountyin.org/explore_dubois_county/grant_application_information.php.

Grants are awarded in three separate categories — Education/Prevention, Intervention/Treatment and Criminal Justice Services. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute defines these categories specifically. Education/Prevention includes programs aimed at preventing alcohol abuse and other drug use in groups who are not currently using alcohol and/or other drugs.

Intervention/Treatment includes programs focusing on methods of intervention and/or treatment in groups of people using or abusing alcohol and/or other drugs or at a significant know risk of use.

Law enforcement/Judicial includes programs addressing methods to increase efforts in law enforcement and/or criminal justice aimed at reducing alcohol and other drug use.

The form must be completed and emailed to Coordinator Jenna Bieker at dcsac@duboiscountyin.org no later than noon Friday, Aug. 28. Any questions or concerns can be directed to dcsac@duboiscountyin.org.

 




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