2020 Community Grant Funding

The Local Coordinating Council is now accepting proposals for annual grant funding to address substance use in Porter County.



The Mission

The Porter County Substance Abuse Council’s mission is to reduce youth and adult substance abuse by assessing for, promoting through, and educating about effective community-based programs. 

The Council provides funding, via grants, to organizations/agencies in the county. The Council is comprised of over 212 coalition members. Each active member and the agency they represent may be eligible for grant dollars. See Membership Commitment for additional information about eligibility.

Grant applications must be for programs, services and strategies provided to Porter County residents only. 

Proposed projects must fall into one of these three categories:



Law enforcement/Justice

Each proposal must address one of the Council’s Problem Statements and one of that statement’s Objectives. Review the Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) document included in your grant packet. This plan outlines the direction we are moving as a county to address substance use disorders. The CCP was developed in collaboration with local agencies that submitted data and statistics to analyze and compile the problem statements and objectives. 

The Porter County Substance Abuse Council is accepting applications for Program Year January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. Eligible members and member agencies may apply between September 4, 2019 and October 4, 2019. The deadline for receipt of the PCSAC Grant Application is October 4, 2019 at 12:00 noon.

Applications received after this time will not be accepted and are not eligible for funding. Applications must be received in hand by this date, not postmarked by this date.

Completed applications can be mailed or delivered to:

Porter County Substance Abuse Council

57 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 203

Valparaiso, IN 46383

Applicants will be notified of their status at the Annual Coalition Meeting on December 12, 2019 at the Community Foundation.

Questions about funding requests may be submitted to the Council Office prior to application due date by calling 219-462-0946 or dpelc@portercountysac.com