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From Rapid Response Workgroup to Alliance for Better Communities 167 Polk Street, Suite 320 Watertown, New York 13601 Voice: 315-788-4660 Fax: 315-788-4922.

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1 From Rapid Response Workgroup to Alliance for Better Communities 167 Polk Street, Suite 320 Watertown, New York Voice: Fax:

2 Drug-Free Communities Grant  DFC grant is a federal grant through SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)  Supports community efforts to address youth substance abuse and adults over time  Five (5) year grant – $125,000 per year; no funds may be used for programming  Funds may NOT be used for direct services, program delivery or capital projects  One full-time employee  One quarter-time employee

3 Required 12 Sector Involvement  12 Community Sector Involvement  Youth  Parent  Business  Media  School  Youth Serving Org  Law Enforcement  Religious/Fraternal  Civic/Volunteer  Health Care Professional  State or Local Government Agency  Other Organization Involved in Reducing Substance Abuse

4 Alliance for Better Communities (ABC) Committees  Assessment  Capacity  Planning  Implementation  Evaluation  Sustainability  Media and Diversity  Independent Evaluator  All activities will be overseen by the Executive Committee who will work closely with the legal grantee, ASAC (Pivot)

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6 Capacity Building and Cultural Competence  Members from disparate populations  Jefferson County largely Caucasian  Great diversity within socio-economic standing and educational attainment  Media and the Diversity Committee will ensure that  All communications to the community will be culturally sensitive  Appropriately packaged  Translated for low literacy levels  Translated into Spanish  Messages to youth via Instagram and Twitter  Messages to military population via the military/community liaison

7 Matrix of Current Initiatives  See Handout

8 Committee Sign-ups AssessmentCapacity PlanningImplementation Evaluation Other:  Executive  Diversity  By-Laws

9 Discussion


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