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

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $99,694)

Douglas County Health Department is the fiscal agent for Families and Communities Together (FACT). FACT serves youth in the rural community of Douglas County with a population of 13,000. The goals of the coalition are to: 1) reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in Douglas County that increase the risk of substance abuse; and, 2) strengthen the collaboration among communities, governments, and private non-profit agencies to support community coalition efforts to prevent and reduce substance abuse. To achieve these goals, the coalition will implement the following strategies:

1) increase academic success beyond high school by supporting youth participation in the volunteer program A+ (A+ provides 2-year college scholarships);
2) increase cohesiveness among the schools in Douglas County;
3) recruit and train youth in leadership skills and substance abuse prevention, in order to become stronger peer mentors;
4) expand efforts to small outlying rural elementary schools; and
5) encourage youth participation in coalition sponsored alternative activities.

Date Created: August 26, 2002