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FY 2004 Continuation Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $100,000)

The City of Indianola is the fiscal agent for the SHIELD Coalition. The coalition serves the City of Indianola with a population of 12,000, located in south central Warren County, Iowa. The two goals of this coalition are to: 1) reduce substance abuse among Indianola youth and over time, among adults by addressing the factors in the community that serve to increase the risk of substance abuse and the factors that serve to minimize the risk of substance abuse; and 2) establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, units of government, and community organizations. These goals will be achieved by employing the following strategies:
1) implement researched-based prevention programs for youth;
2) increase the ability of the community to participate in and provide structured prevention activities;
3) conduct research-based community and coalition assessments to evaluate program(s)effectiveness;
4) develop a long-term strategic plan for coalition sustainability; and
5) enhance the collaborative and community leadership roles of SHIELD.


Date Created: June 11, 2002