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FY 2004 Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $94,171)

Putnam County Educational Service Center is the fiscal agent for Putnam County Task Force for Youth and has been in existence for nine years. The coalition serves Putnam County, a rural county located in northwest Ohio with a population of 34,800. The goals of the program are to: 1) reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, adults; and 2) strengthen collaborative efforts among community groups working with youth and parents. The coalition will achieve these goals by implementing the following strategies:
1) increase collaboration and the number of individuals/organizations participating in the coalition, especially community youth;
2) develop consistent messages to community teens regarding the non-use of alcohol and other drugs;
3) disseminate information via media coverage of coalition events;
4) provide youth leadership opportunities; 5) address community-based processes and conduct teacher trainings; and
6) address environmental issues by hosting "Parents Who Host Lose the Most" campaign, a parent awareness campaign.

Date Created: September 12, 2001