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FY 2004 Drug-Free Communities Support Program Application for Continuation Funding

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $99,908)

The Millard School District is the fiscal agent for the Sunshine Coalition, a community partnership governed by elected officials, community leaders, and concerned citizens which empowers citizens to identify and to create local solutions to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) problems. The coalition serves approximately 5,000 people in ten communities located in rural West Millard County, Utah.

The Sunshine Coalition will work to prevent and to reduce substance abuse among youth, as well as to strengthen collaboration among local, state, and federal government components, community nonprofits, parents, and youth to encourage an anti-drug lifestyle using the following strategies:
1) recruit and train key leaders to obtain their commitment to prevention planning;
2) provide life skills and mentoring to high-risk youth in the safe environment of the Main Street Community Center;
3) offer alternative recreation and outreach programs to youth in the community; and
4) create linkages with agencies to build an effective prevention infrastructure in the community.

Date Created: August 26, 2002