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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2002                                                            202-307-0703                                                                                                

 

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES $45.5 MILLION

TO SUPPORT DRUG-FREE COMMUNITIES IN FY 2002

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Justice Department  is awarding $45.5 million in grants to fund new and continuation awards for drug-free coalitions across the nation. The 70 new matching grant awards totaling $6.8 million are administered by the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program.  The additional $38.7 million supports the continuation of grant awards to 462 community coalition projects operating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) oversees the comprehensive program involving youth, parents, business and media representatives, school officials, law enforcement, civic, volunteer, and fraternal groups, healthcare professionals and religious organizations.  

 

“The majority of persons who come into contact with the criminal justice system, regardless of the offense, are substance abusers,” said Deborah J. Daniels, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs.   “Over the past five years, the Office of Justice Programs and ONDCP have worked closely with local communities to break the cycle of substance abuse and crime by implementing multiple prevention approaches.  We look forward to continued commitment in this important arena. ”

 

The new sites were selected through a competitive review process from a pool of 448 applicants.  Over 50 percent of the awards are being made to rural communities and nearly half are being awarded to economically disadvantaged communities. Awards range from $61,989 to $100,000 for use over the next year, and grantees may apply for continuation awards.  “The new coalition sites will be a welcome addition to our national prevention effort, said J. Robert Flores, Administrator of OJJDP.  “They represent an organized and essential mechanism for key segments of every community to actively reduce substance abuse where they live and work.”

 

Award amounts and contact information for the new grantees is attached.  Individual project summaries are available for each grant award on OJJDP’s Web site at www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org. For more information on the Office of Justice Programs, see the OJP Web site at  www.ojp.usdoj.gov.  Media should contact OJP’s Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at 202-307-0703.

 

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State

 

Grantee City

 

Grantee

 

Amount

 

Contact

 

Phone #

 

AK

 

Yakutat

 

Yakutat Healthy Community Coalition

 

$100,000

 

Bert Adams, Sr.        

 

907-784-3238

 

 

AL

 

Hoover

 

Hoover City Schools

 

$100,000

 

Anne Hartline

 

205-439-1823

 

 

AR

 

Berryville

 

City of Berryville

 

$ 99,869

 

Ed Hula

 

870-423-4414

 

AZ

 

Tucson

 

COMPASS HEALTHCARE, INC.

 

$100,000

 

Joan E. McNamara

 

520-882-5608

 

 

AZ

 

Mesa

 

East Valley Addiction Council, Inc. (EVAC)

 

$100,000

 

Kristen Polin

 

480-962-1017

 

 

CA

 

Jackson

 

Amador-Tuolumme Community Action

 

$100,000

 

Judy Halling

 

209-533-1397 ext. 271

 

 

CA

 

San Diego

 

Bayside Community Center

 

$100,000

 

Dennis Berry

 

619-283-9624

 

 

CA

 

San Francisco

 

San Francisco City and County Police Department

 

$100,000

 

Virginia Smyly

 

415-581-2425

 

 

CA

 

Redwood City

 

County of San Mateo Sheriff’s Office

 

$ 99,955

 

Noemi Ruelas

 

650-599-9186

 

 

CT

 

East Hartford

 

East of the River Action for Substance-Abuse Elimination, Inc. (ERASE)

 

$100,000

 

Rochelle Ripley

 

860-568-4442

 

 

FL

 

Daytona Beach

 

One Voice for Volusia, Inc.

 

$100,000

 

Carrie Garnett

 

386-947-8301

 

GA

 

Savannah

 

Memorial Health Trust, Inc.

 

$100,000

 

Barbara Mays

 

912-350-6372

 

HI

 

Waimea

 

West Kauai Business & Professional Association

 

$100,000

 

Ann Wooton

 

808-337-9586

 

IA

 

Iowa City

 

Washington County

 

$100,000

 

William C. Fredrick

 

319-351-7715

 

 

IA

 

Decorah

 

Helping Services for NE Iowa

 

$ 96,103

 

David Runyon

 

563-387-1720

 

IA

 

Ottumwa

 

Ottumwa Regional Health Center

 

$100,000

 

Joy Fullenkamp

 

641-684-3138

 

State

 

Grantee City

 

Grantee

 

Amount

 

Contact

 

Phone #

 

IA

 

Lamoni

 

Lamoni Area SAFE Community Coalition, Inc.

 

$100,000

 

Donald Keairnes

 

641-784-7372

 

IL

 

Chicago

 

Albany Park Community Center, Inc.

 

$100,000

 

Frank Albanese

 

773-583-5111

 

IL

 

Waukegan

 

Lake County

 

$100,000

 

Kristine Andersen

 

847-377-8107

 

IL

 

Decatur

 

Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education

 

$100,000

 

Jane Shade

 

217-421-8074

 

KS

 

Newton

 

Partnership for Harvey County Families/Communities in Schools, Inc.

 

$ 96,201

 

Lynnette Redington

 

316-284-6520

 

KS

 

Carbondale

 

Santa Fe Trail School District

 

$ 82,009

 

Fran Richmond

 

785-828-4438

 

KY

 

Corbin

 

Corbin Incentive

 

$100,000

 

Joy Strunk

 

606-526-7354

 

KY

 

Lebanon

 

City of Lebanon

 

$100,000

 

John Thomas

 

270-692-6272

 

KY

 

Campbellsville

 

Taylor County Board of Education

 

$ 99,927

 

Karen Hayes

 

270-789-1925

 

KY

 

LaGrange

 

Oldham County Health Department

 

$100,000

 

Liz Burrows

 

502-222-2340

 

KY

 

Owensboro

 

Green River District Health Department

 

$100,000

 

Lamone Mayfield

 

270-686-7747

 

 

KY

 

Eminence

 

County-Wide Action Reach Out Effort, Inc.

 

$ 97,124

 

Nellie Druin

 

502-845-0100

 

 

MA

 

Great Barrington

 

Children’s Health Program, Inc.

 

$ 99,974

 

Linda Smith

 

413-528-9311

 

 

MA

 

Northampton

 

Hampshire Educational Collaborative

 

$ 99,998

 

Joan E. Schuman

 

413-586-4900

 

MA

 

Greenfield

 

Franklin Regional Council of Governments

 

$100,000

 

Angela Russek

 

413-774-3167

ext. 118

 


 

State

 

Grantee City

 

Grantee

 

Amount

 

Contact

 

Phone #

 

ME

 

Gardiner

 

City of Gardiner

 

$ 99,990

 

Ingrid Stanchfield

 

207-582-8458

 

MI

 

Detroit

 

City of Detroit Health Department

 

$ 99,595

 

Calvin R. Trent

 

313-876-4564

 

MI

 

Holland

 

Ottawa Area Intermediate School

 

$100,000

 

Beverly Littner Schroeder

 

616-738-8940

ext. 4110

 

MI

 

Tawas City

 

AuSable Valley Community Mental Health Services

 

$ 61,989

 

Peggy Hendrickson

 

989-362-8636

 

MN

 

St. Cloud

 

Catholic Charities of St. Cloud Diocese

 

$100,000

 

Kathy Marshall

 

612-624-1693

 

MN

 

Bloomington

 

City of Bloomington

 

$100,000

 

Lara Jones

 

952-563-8901

 

MN

 

Northfield

 

Northfield City Hospital

 

$ 88,365

 

Kendall Bank

 

507-665-3245

 

 

MO

 

Kansas City

 

Community Movement for Urban Progress

 

$100,000

 

Kelly Bowland

 

816-842-8515

ext.126

 

 

MT

 

Malta

 

Phillips County Coalition for Healthy Choices

 

$ 66,000

 

Melanie Martin-Dent

 

406-654-2378

 

 

MT

 

Great Falls

 

Alliance for Youth, Inc.

 

$ 94,683

 

Janet Meissner

 

406-268-6781

 

MT

 

Hamilton

 

Ravalli County

 

$100,000

 

Pat L. Murphy

 

406-375-9588

 

MT

 

Billings

 

Montana State University-Billings/ DPPC

 

$100,000

 

Kristin Lundgren

 

406-657-2349

 

 

NE

 

Lincoln

 

Lancaster County

 

$100,000

 

Kit Boesch

 

402-441-7447

 

 

NJ

 

Basking Ridge

 

Bernards Township Health Department

 

$100,000

 

Nancy Caira

 

908-204-3069

 

NY

 

Cheektowaga

 

Western New York United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Inc.

 

$100,000

 

Linda Flowers

 

716-821-7722

ext.15

 

State

 

Grantee City

 

Grantee

 

Amount

 

Contact

 

Phone #

 

NY

 

Poughkeepsie

 

Dutchess County Council on Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency

 

$100,000

 

Steven Pressman

 

845-471-0194

 

NY

 

Gloversville

 

Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council of Ham, Fulton, Montgomery Counties, Inc.

 

$ 98,750

 

Eileen Brink

 

518-725-8464

 

NY

 

Auburn

 

Cayuga Co. Safe Schools/Healthy Students Partnership

 

$100,000

 

Philip B. Uninsky

 

315-282-0005

ext. 12

 

NY

 

West Islip

 

West Islip School District

 

$100,000

 

Beth Virginia Blau

 

631-893-3200

ext. 334

 

 

NY

 

Cooperstown

 

Leatherstocking Education on Alcoholism/Addictions Foundation, Inc.

 

$100,000

 

Elizabeth R. Currier

 

607-547-8220

 

NY

 

Staten Island

 

The Jewish Community Center of Staten Island

 

$100,000

 

Anita Bruckmeir

 

718-981-1500

 

NY

 

Tarrytown

 

Student Assistance Services Corporation

 

$100,000

 

Ellen R. Morehouse

 

914-332-1300

 

 

OR

 

Medford

 

County of Jackson

 

$ 91,287

 

Susan Slack

 

541-774-7807

 

OR

 

Woodburn

 

Woodburn Together

 

$ 87,577

 

Brian Sjothun

 

503-982-7529

 

OR

 

Sandy

 

Oregon Trail School District 46

 

$ 99,455

 

Shirley Morgan

 

503-622-4567

 

OR

 

Clatskanie

 

Clatskanie Foundation

 

$100,000

 

Kris Lillich

 

503-728-2051

 

 

OR

 

Prineville

 

Crook County

 

$ 99,913

 

Brenda Comini

 

541-447-3260

 


 

State

 

Grantee City

 

Grantee

 

Amount

 

Contact

 

Phone #

 

PA

 

Monroeville

 

Muslim Physicians Society of Greater Pittsburgh Subchapter of Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh

 

$ 99,935

 

Safdar I. Chaudhary

 

412-427-6828

 

TN

 

Trenton

 

Trenton Housing Authority

 

$ 84,155

 

Grover Poteet

 

731-855-1231

 

 

TX

 

Laredo

 

Serving Children and Adolescents In Need

 

$100,000

 

Christopher S. Craddock

 

956-724-3177

 

 

VA

 

Leesburg

 

Positive Choices Coalition

 

$100,000

 

Elizabeth Young

 

703-771-6428

 

 

VT

 

Windsor

 

Windsor Area Community Partnership, Inc.

 

$100,000

 

Jill Lord

 

802-674-7224

 

VT

 

Burlington

 

Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Inc.

 

$ 98,500

 

Dennis McBee

 

802-651-4001

 

 

VT

 

Barre

 

New Directions for Barre

 

$ 72,374

 

Joelen Mulvaney

 

802-479-7378

 

 

WA

 

Port Townsend

 

Jefferson County

 

$ 99,930

 

Jean Baldwin

 

360-385-9400

 

WA

 

Coupeville

 

Central Whidbey Youth Coalition

 

$ 97,500

 

Larry Tennant

 

360-678-4533

 

WI

 

Janesville

 

Partners in Prevention Rock County

 

$ 98,751

 

Mary Nelsestuen

 

608-756-2960

 

WI

 

River Falls

 

School District of River Falls

 

$100,000

 

Eric Johnson

 

715-425-7546

ext.103

 

WY

 

Laramie

 

Albany County School District One

 

$100,000

 

Diana Seabeck

 

307-721-4445

 

Prepared by the Office of Justice Programs/Office of Congressional and Public Affairs