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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, $100,000)

The Partnership for a Drug-Free DeKalb County serves DeKalb County, Alabama. This is a rural area with a population of 65,500. The goals of the program are to enhance existing drug and alcohol education and prevention programs, strengthen collaborative efforts among the community, and raise public awareness about youth substance abuse in DeKalb County. To achieve these goals, the partnership will implement the following strategies:
1) expand drug prevention programs, targeting multiple aspects of a child's life; 2) increase involvement in Mentor DeKalb Program; 3) complete implementation of Life Skills education in grades four through eight in the Fort Payne City School System; 4)expand the Kelly Bear program to additional locations in the city of Fort Payne and DeKalb County; 5) host tobacco prevention specific programs for third graders and Red Ribbon Week for the entire community; 6) continue to sponsor a delegation of students to participate in the statewide youth rally that focuses on substance abuse issues; 7) enhance collaboration of businesses in DeKalb County in addressing the problem of methamphetamine laboratories by raising awareness of business leaders and other merchants of the prevalence of methamphetamine; and 8) continue collaboration with city, county, state, and federal government representatives addressing the availability of alcohol, drugs, and marijuana and making youth substance abuse issues a priority.

Date Created: June 2, 2002