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									Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana
                  A Division of the



       Comprehensive Community Plan
County: POSEY

LCC:    Promoting A Drug-Free Community
       In Posey County, Inc.

Date Due:   July 2010

Date Submitted: October          2010

New Plan    X      Plan Update




LCC Contact: Donna M. Curtis
Address: 905 Smith Road
City: Mt. Vernon, Indiana 47620
Phone: (812) 838-2591; (812) 838-9720
Email: donnac@mhfmvlaw.com

County Commissioners: Posey County Commissioners
Address: 126 W. Third Street
City: Mt. Vernon, Indiana
Zip Code: 47620
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                             Plan Summary

Mission Statement: We believe alcohol, tobacco and other substance abus-
es represent one of our nation’s most serious social and health problems. It im-
pacts various issues in our community as well: increase in crime, child and
spouse abuse and neglect; adverse effects on work production; at-risk pregnan-
cies; educational dropout rates; physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being; and
inhibits the growth and development of our citizens and ultimately our society.
The devastation created can be greatly reduced through the efforts of citizens
working together in a coordinated and comprehensive manner involving all ele-
ments of our respective communities. We, the members of the Promoting a
Drug-Free Community in Posey County, Inc. (PDFC), support efforts to coordi-
nate a non-discriminatory comprehensive plan coordinate, develop, implement,
maintain, or support programs and activities in the areas of preven-
tion/education, intervention/treatment and law enforcement/justice issues as it
pertains to substance use and abuse in our community.

History: The committee is composed of members representing various sec-
tors of the community. Representation from the following areas have been a part
of the committees: ministerial association, courts, schools, mental health, treat-
ment, parents, prosecutor's office, welfare department, law enforcement agen-
cies, city and county offices, medical/nursing, judicial, civic organizations, etc.
Efforts are also underway with regard to evaluating and developing the LCC. Our
goal is to provide our community with a drug-free environment. This committee
was originally formed in May 1989 to address alcohol and other drug concerns as
a continuation of substance use/abuse training received in Wisconsin by twenty-
one representatives of the Metropolitan School District of Mt. Vernon. At the
same time, a parent organization had acquired the Parent-to-Parent program for
implementation in our community. Several parents within our community were
trained as facilitators of this program. The Parent Advisory Council had a con-
cern regarding drug/alcohol use/abuse among our youth. The types of drugs
students were using and the frequency of use were a major concern. In addition,
the Parks and Recreation Department was hosting drug/alcohol free parties.
These organizations have collaborated on projects throughout the region over the
years. A local non-profit agency known as Youth First, Inc. has also partnered
with the coalition in the past; the Posey LCC is also the lead agency for the Posey
County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition. The LCC also collaborates
with other civic groups, local schools, courts, mental health and other agencies in
order to implement various programs and activities in the community.

       After considerable effort and collaboration between members representing
law enforcement, educational institutions, mental health professionals, and the
community at large, the Promoting a Drug Free Community in Posey County,
Inc.'s Comprehensive Plan was developed and accepted by the LCC members.
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Summary of the Comprehensive Community Plan: The Pro-
moting a Drug-Free Community in Posey County, Inc. Local Coordinating Coun-
cil has three areas of focus: (Prevention/Education, Intervention/Treatment and
Justice/Law Enforcement) There is a part-time, paid Coordinator and an execu-
tive committee which oversees the LCC functions. The Coalition meets on the
first Monday of each month, normally at various locations throughout the county.
The Posey Drug Free Coalition is dedicated to the work of reducing substance
abuse (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs including addiction) in Posey County. As
the Local Coordinating Council of the Governor's Commission for a Drug Free
Indiana, we accept the responsibility to strive to educate all community members
of the dangers of addiction and substance abuse in our community. Our primary
focus is to alleviate ATOD and addiction issues in Posey County, Indiana. By fo-
cusing on these problem statements, we have identified the following problems:

      1.     Individuals and families facing issues associated with substance
      abuse and addiction do not have a full range of affordable, accessible in-
      tervention, treatment, aftercare resources and programs available.

      2.      The Courts, social service agencies, private treatment centers, and
      criminal justice agencies have limited resources to address the damaging
      effects of methamphetamine and other drugs in Posey County.

      3.    The rate of underage drinking and other drug use among Posey
      County youth continues to be a significant issue.

      4.    Alcohol-related offenses, especially drunk driving, are a significant
      problem in Posey County.
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Membership List

County LCC Name: Promoting A Drug-Free Community In
Posey County, Inc.

#    Name       Organiza-      Race       Gender      Category
                  tion
 1 Donna Cur- McFadin Hig- Caucasian      Female Coordinator (Oth-
   tis, Coordi- gins & Folz                          er-Legal)
       nator
 2   Johnna          Keep     Caucasian   Female
     Denning      Evansville                         Economic
                  Beautiful                         Development
 3     Mary      Division of Caucasian    Female    Government
     Phillips    Family Re-
                   sources
 4   Martha      Smoke Free Caucasian     Female Community Agen-
      Caine    Communities                             cy
 5 Scott Smith Posey County Caucasian      Male    Government
                 Community
                 Corrections
 6 Beth Baro Willow Tree Caucasian        Female Domestic Violence
 7    Grant      Mt. Vernon Caucasian      Male Law Enforcement
      Beloat      Police De-
                  partment
 8 James Folz Posey County Caucasian       Male    Law Enforcement
                    Sheriff
 9     Greg     Indiana State Caucasian    Male    Law Enforcement
     Wagner         Police
10    Kevin     Indiana State Caucasian    Male    Law Enforcement
     Waters         Police
11   Cynthia Safe Schools – Caucasian     Female      Education
      Smith      Healthy Stu-
                     dents
12      Bob    Southwestern Caucasian      Male  Community Agen-
    Stephens     Behavioral                            cy
13     Holly    Posey County Caucasian    Female   Government
     Mitchell    Community
                 Corrections
14    Denise     Youth First Caucasian    Female Community Agen-
     Schultz                                           cy
15     Mark    Posey Superi- Caucasian     Male     Judiciary
   Funkhouser      or Court
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16     Lindsay      YMCA      Caucasian Female Education/Parent
        Suits
17      Nancy      Assessor   Caucasian Female       Government
       Hoehn

18    Stephanie    Mt. Vernon Caucasian Female       Youth
        Smith       Sr. High
                     School
19    Donna Nix North Posey Caucasian Female         Educa-
                     Schools                     tion/Medicine
20      Sandy      North Posey Caucasian Female      Educa-
      Krietenstei    Schools                     tion/Medicine
           n
21     Sue Nall     MSD Mt.    Caucasian Female    Education
                     Vernon
22       Kathi                 Caucasian Female Community Agen-
        Isabell                                        cy
23    Dallas Rob-    Pastor    Caucasian Male       Religion
         inson
24      Renee     Southwestern Caucasian Female Community Agen-
        Burns      Behavioral                          cy
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                   Problem Identification

A. Problem Statement #1:    Individuals and families facing issues
associated with substance abuse and addiction do not have a full
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range of affordable, accessible intervention, treatment, aftercare re-
sources and programs available.

B. Supportive Data:

   1. There is one treatment provider in Posey County. The wait for a court or-
dered assessment can be approximately six (6) weeks. Private assessments have
a 3 – 6 month wait.
   2. Due to the one single treatment facility, to get a timely treatment, they
would have to attend a neighboring county. Due to the lack of transportation, it
makes it extremely difficult for individuals and families.
   3. The only family support group such as Al-Non, NA or AA meetings are in
the southern part of the County and they only meet once a week.



End of Year 1 Update:
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End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
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C. Goals:

   1. To provide individuals and families with affordable and accessi-
ble substance abuse and addiction services.
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End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks:

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End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks:

  1.
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  3.

Final Report (end of Year 3):

  1.
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D. Objectives:

1. Grant funding to agencies that provide substance abuse treatment.
  2. Meet with treatment agencies in surrounding counties about op-
erating in Posey County.
  3. Meet with mobile treatment agencies on assisting them in
providing services.
  4. Encourage more AA/NA meetings within the county.

End of Year 1 Update:
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End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
  1.
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  5.


A. Problem Statement #2: Methamphetamine and other drug related offenses con-
tinue to be a significant issue for Posey County.


B. Supportive Data:

  1. In 2009, there were 151 drug related arrests in Posey County.
  2. In 2009, according to the Posey County Task Force they have dismantled
and had 40 meth lab busts.
  3. In 2009, according to the Department of Child Services there were 191 re-
ports that were drug related.


End of Year 1 Update:
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End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
  1.
  2.                                                                             Comment [sc1]: What is it you expect to see
  3.                                                                             changed?
  4.                                                                             Comment [S2]: Providing law enforcement tools
  5.                                                                             and support enables them to improve drug interdic-
                                                                                 tion practices. Improving drug interdiction practices
                                                                                 serves two purposes. (1) Individuals who manufac-
                                                                                 ture methamphetamine or sell narcotics are quickly
                                                                                 and effectively taken off the street and incarcerated
C. Goals:                                                                        which reduces the societal cost of having them con-
                                                                                 tinue their operation. (2) Individuals who are arrest-
                                                                                 ed for offenses motivated by drug use can also
  1. Provide criminal justice agencies the necessary tools and sup-              quickly and effectively be taken off the street and
     port to address continuing drug problem.                                    placed into community supervision and program-
                                                                                 ming that will address their substance abuse and
  2.                                                                             criminal behavior.
                                                                                 Comment [sc3]: So, the goal, then, is really to
                                                                                 increase the number of arrests related to metham-
                                                                                 phetamine and other illegal drugs and this is an
                                                                                 objective?
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End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks:

  1.
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  3.

End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks:

  1.
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  3.

Final Report (end of Year 3):

  1.
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D. Objectives:

  1. Will grant funding to law enforcement to address drug problem.
  2. Build awareness in the community about identifying drug related
activity.
  3. Collect reports to determine the effects of grant funding and
community knowledge related to drug activity.
  4. Encourage law enforcement agencies to keep statistics on drug
arrests and provide reports.                                           Comment [S4]: Awareness building promotes
                                                                       community cohesion with one another and law en-
                                                                       forcement under a common goal. Having active
                                                                       community members provides law enforcement
End of Year 1 Update:                                                  necessary support to combat the drug problem. The
                                                                       compilation of local statistics regarding the effec-
 1.                                                                    tiveness of grant funding and arrest data allows for
 2.                                                                    money to be distributed in areas of law enforcement
                                                                       that will serve the greatest good (ex. If our commu-
 3.                                                                    nity did not have a drug problem, but instead had a
 4.                                                                    significant DUI problem, law enforcement would
                                                                       focus grant dollars on the purchase of portable
 5.                                                                    breathalyzers, not the funding of a drug task force).
                                                                       These local statistics also allow for law enforcement
                                                                       to identify high crime neighborhoods and areas that
End of Year 2 Update:                                                  must be the focus of drug interdiction.
 1.                                                                    Comment [sc5]: How do these objectives help
 2.                                                                    achieve to goal? What is it you ultimately what to
                                                                       see changed about the problem statement?
 3.
 4.
 5.
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
  1.
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  5.

A. Problem Statement #3:  The rate of underage drinking and other
drug use among Posey County youth continues to be a significant is-
sue.

B. Supportive Data:

1.      In 2009, binge drinking was identified in 2.4% of 6th graders, 8.2% of 7th
graders, 8.6% of 8th graders, 20.6% of 9th graders, 29.5% of 10th graders, 32.8%
of 11th graders, and 38.4% of 12th graders. Indiana rates: 4.2% 7.7% 12.5% 15.5%
19.2%, 21.4% and 26.4%, respectively. (This data is from the Indiana Prevention
Resource Center Survey, Spring 2009). (Binge drinking is defined as the con-
sumption of five or more alcoholic drinks at one sitting in the two weeks prior to
taking the survey.)
2.      While the results indicate that the majority of area youth are not harmfully
involved with drugs, tobacco or alcohol, the number of area youth reporting that
they do use or abuse these substances is alarming and warrants significant con-
cern (as reported on IPRC Survey from Comp Plan).
3.      In 2009, the Mount Vernon City Police Department made 7 juvenile ar-
rests for drugs and alcohol. 4 were drug related and 3 were minor in consump-
tion/possession of alcohol. There were no statistics regarding juvenile arrests
from the Posey County Sheriff’s Department.
4.      Juvenile service data was not provided by Southwest Behavioral Heathcare
at the time of this comprehensive plan.



End of Year 1 Update:
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End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
  1.
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  5.


C. Goals:

  1. Reduce the occurrence of underage drinking and drug use in
Posey County.                                                           Comment [S6]: Goal was changed back to reflect
                                                                        previous Comp Plan.




End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks:

  1.
  2.
  3.

End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks:

  1.
  2.
  3.

Final Report (end of Year 3):

  1.
  2.
  3.

D. Objectives:

  1. Fund school programs that promote alcohol and drug free activi-
ties.
  2. Use IPRC survey to measure frequency and attitudes of drug and
alcohol use.
  3. Fund community programs that offer after school programs.
  4. Public information campaign on liability of hosting parties with
alcohol for underage youth.
  5. Continue supporting the programs as part of the Safe School
Healthy Students initiative including the Social Norms Campaign.
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6.      Fund programming at Southwest Behavioral Healthcare and outside treat-
ment providers that addresses juvenile alcohol and substance abuse issues.
7.      Track local law enforcement data to determine the frequency of juvenile ar-
rests related to alcohol and drugs.
8.      Track local treatment provider data to determine the frequency of juvenile
admissions for alcohol and drug related issues.                                       Comment [S7]: These two objectives will meas-
                                                                                      ure the effects of any intervention that is implement-
                                                                                      ed through awareness building or school program-
                                                                                      ming.




End of Year 1 Update:
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End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
  1.
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  5.
A. Problem Statement #4:      Alcohol-related offenses, especially
drunk driving, are a significant problem in Posey County.

B. Supportive Data:

   1. The Posey County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Mt. Vernon Police
Department report 118 drunk driving offenses for 2009 and 93 public intoxica-
tion arrests for 2009.



End of Year 1 Update:
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End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
  1.
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C. Goals:

  1. Reduce the number of alcohol related offenses in Posey County.




nd of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks:

  1.
  2.
  3.

End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks:

  1.
  2.
  3.

Final Report (end of Year 3):

  1.
  2.
  3.

D. Objectives:
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   1. Have a planning meeting with criminal justice agencies on how to
best target this population.                                                      Comment [sc8]: How will this assist in achiev-
   2. Build awareness through public media and social media on the dangers of     ing the goal? What is the purpose and intended out-
                                                                                  come of this meeting?
drunk driving.                                                                    Comment [S9]: This meeting will help determine
3.     PSA by local law enforcement on dangers of drinking and driving on local   the demographic data for those individuals who
                                                                                  commit alcohol related offenses. This is an important
radio station.                                                                    first step, since different groups within a population
4.     Fund programming at Southwest Behavioral Healthcare and outside treat-     respond to different media campaigns. Also, by
                                                                                  having this meeting, we can determine if the majori-
ment providers that addresses alcohol related issues.                             ty of alcohol related offenders are repeat offenders.
                                                                                  Obviously repeat offenders will require more court
                                                                                  programming and treatment intervention.


End of Year 1 Update:
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End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
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Please attach the County’s Fiscal Report for review!


Next Annual Update Due:

Next Comprehensive Community Plan Due:

Date of Community Consultant Review:

Disclaimer:
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You agree that the information provided within this Plan is subject to the follow-
ing Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions may be modified at any
time and from time to time; the date of the most recent changes or revisions will
be established by the Commission and sent electronically to all Local Coordinat-
ing Councils.

Terms and Conditions:

The information and data provided is presented as factual and accurate. I hereby
acknowledge that I can be asked to submit proper documentation regarding the
data submitted within the Plan. Failure to do so could result in a “denied approv-
al” by the Commission under IC 5-2-6-16.

The Local Drug Free Communities Fund must be spent according to the goals
identified within the plan. I hereby acknowledge that I can be asked to submit
proper documentation regarding funds that are collected, allocated, and dis-
bursed within the county. Failure to do so could result in a “denied approval” by
the Commission under IC 5-2-6-16.




                                                         Initials:




                              POSEY COUNTY

      LOCAL DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES FUND INFOR-
                      MATION
(1)   Amount deposited into the drug-free communities fund during the most recent,
      complete calendar year, per the County Auditor:

            The Posey County Auditor’s office deposited $20,629.00 into the LCC’s
             Drug-Free Community Fund from fees collected last calendar year, 2009.

            $32,846.48 rolled over from unused funds from the previous years.
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            $53,475.48 total amount available for programs and administrative costs
             for the upcoming calendar year.

            $13,368.87 approved for administrative costs leaving $40,106.61 available
             for the upcoming year for programming


(2)   Funding approval by category, including a brief description of the purpose of
      the grant funding:

               APPLICANT/PROJECT &                       AMOUNT RE- AMOUNT
              PROGRAM DESCRIPTION                         QUESTED   GRANTED
Prevention/Education


Mt. Vernon After Prom                                    796.00         796.00
New Harmony After Prom                                   200.00         200.00
North Posey After Prom                                   502.00         502.00
Indiana State Police Camp at U.S.I. - Respect for        2835.00        1155.00
Law Camps These three-day camps are an exciting look
at law enforcement for students entering 5th and 6th
grades. Police officers staff the co-ed camps and
programs include spectacular demonstrations by
Emergency Response Team members, Bomb Squads,
Underwater Search and Rescue Teams and police dogs.
Campers participate in recreational activities, make new
friends and go home with a new respect for themselves
and others. Drug Free Communities funded scholarships
for Posey County Students.
YMCA of Southwestern Indiana - Afternoon Rocks is 2000.00               667.00
a program conducted by YMCA staff. The curriculum
includes goal setting, decision making, drug awareness
and conflict resolution. 45 Posey County students par-
ticipated in this program. Their motto is “Too Good for
Drugs and Violence”. Students participated in daily
prevention activities as well as supportive activities.
Prevention activities include not only why students say
“no” to drugs and alcohol, but other positive activities
too.
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                               TO-   6333.00   3320.00
TAL(S)
                                      AMOUNT   AMOUNT
Treatment/Intervention               REQUESTED GRANTED




                               TO-   0.00      0.00
TAL(S)


                                      AMOUNT   AMOUNT
Criminal Justice Services            REQUESTED GRANTED
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                                                  TO-    0.00          0.00
                         TAL(S)




(3)   Total amount of dollars approved (including previous annual deposit and all
      unused/rolled over dollars) and dollars awarded (percentages included):

       CATEGORY             Percentage of       Dollars     Percentage of   Dollars
                           Dollars Approved    Approved    Dollars Awarded Awarded

Prevention/Education      25%                 13368.87     6%            3320.00
Treatment/Intervention    25%                 13368.87     0%            0.00

Criminal Justice Services 25%                 13368.87     0%            0.00

Administrative            25%                 13368.87     8%            4655.20
TOTAL(S)                  100%                53475.48     14%           7975.20



(4)   Describe the grant process and requirements for the grantees:

       All grants must follow the written By Laws and Comprehensive Plan of the
PDFC. All grants must be for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug related (substance
buse/addiction) issues and must fall within treatment/intervention, law en-
forcement/justice or prevention/education. In an effort to establish a greater
sense of accountability, efforts have been made to address the LCC monitoring
needs of PDFC grants. Meeting attendance is strongly suggested to those submit-
ting requests. A post grant evaluation process and report is also used by the LCC
for monitoring a grant request. Grant requests must be in writing and follow the
request format. Evaluation of the grants is either quarterly, semi-annually, or
annually depending upon the grant. When applicable, statistics are gathered to
ensure the best use of the grant money. In addition, the LCC Coordinator and
Chairperson along with an Executive Committee will regularly review and update
this Comprehensive Plan and Process to assure greater fulfillment of goals and
accountability.
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(5)   Provide administrative expenses (be specific):

                         EXPENSE                                  COST
Coordinator’s Salary                                             4640.00
Office Supplies                                                   15.20




                         TOTAL(S)                                4655.20



(6)   Provide summary explanation of amount of any unused dollars from previous
      years:

           We did not receive grant requests from law enforcement agencies and
           treatment agencies as we had in previous years.

(7)   Additional Comments:

           Starting in 2010, we have changed our grant policies to encourage attend-
           ance at monthly meetings and to better market Drug-Free Communities.

								
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