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Drug-free council makes 2012 grants known


LaGrange County Commissioners approved proposed grants for the Council for a Drug-Free LaGrange County (CDFLC) organization at Tuesday’s meeting. Provisions of the grant provide that at least 25 percent of the grant be used for prevention; 25 percent for criminal justice; and 25 percent for intervention programs. The balance of the $20,355 budget is used for discretionary spending in support of the mission and administrative compensation.

    Under prevention, the group will award $200 to Healthy Families for staff training in substance abuse; $1,000 to Westview School Corporation for anti-substance abuse events and materials; and $800 to The Shed for drug and alcohol free teen programming.

    Also, $800 to Coconut Hut Youth Center for drug and alcohol free teen programming; $2,222 to LaGrange Communities Youth Center for its afterschool programs; and $700 to the CDFLCSubstance Abuse Prevention Project.

    The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Reserve will receive $3,000 for the K-9 program (Kayla) from the criminal justice portion of the grant. Another $1,973 for this part of the program is still in process.

    Under intervention, $800 will go to the Four County Traditional Living group to purchase program books for indigent residents and $1,390 each will go to The Bowen Center, Northeastern Center, and ARC, Inc. Cornerstone of Recovery for substance abuse services for indigent clients.

    Michelle Myers is the coordinator for CDFLC.