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FY 2004 Continuation Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

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

Drug Free Marion County (DFMC) serves the greater Indianapolis, Indiana area with a population of 860,454, of which 63,107 are middle school age youth. The goals of this program are to: 1) delay the onset of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use by middle school students; and, 2) improve the quality, communication and coordination of prevention programs in Marion County by strengthening the collaboration among communities, governments, and private non-profit agencies to support the coalition's efforts to prevent and reduce substance abuse. To achieve these goals, the coalition will implement the following strategies:

1) increase the perception of the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD);
2) provide awareness, education, and training of assets;
3) improve coordination of prevention services through the creation of a community prevention activities calendar;
4) expand the Youth Awareness Campaign to five new sites;
5) support middle school peer prevention programming; and,
6) strengthen existing coalition by building stronger relationships with existing partners. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 27, 2002