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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)

The Boys & Girls Club of Sparta, Inc. is the fiscal agent for the Monroe County Safe Communities Coalition. The coalition serves a rural area in southwestern Wisconsin, with a population of approximately 42,000. The goals of the coalition are to: 1) reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that serve to minimize 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 to reduce substance abuse. To achieve those goals, the coalition will implement the following strategies:
1) support existing partnerships that aim to reduce substance abuse among youth and foster new network connections in local communities;
2) provide young people with knowledge, skills, self-esteem, and peer support to avoid using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs;
3) sponsor alternative activities;
4) increase parent involvement in prevention efforts; and
5) recruit new members and strengthen the community coalition. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 12, 2002