Local Drug Free Communities Grant Dollars are available from the countermeasure fees that are collected from DUI/OWI and drug interdiction convictions in Porter County. Per state mandate the dollars from this fund must be distributed as follows:
1. 25% for prevention and education
2. 25% for intervention and treatment
3. 25% for criminal justice and law enforcement
4. 25% for administrative costs
The Indiana Code (section 5-2-11) defines these program areas as:
1. Prevention means the anticipatory process that prepares and supports an individual and programs with the creation and reinforcement of healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
2. Intervention means 1) activities performed to identify persons in need of addiction treatment services; and 2) referring persons to or enrolling persons in addiction treatment programs.
3. Criminal justice means programs that assist: law enforcement agencies; courts; correctional facilities; programs/equipment that offer probation services; and community corrections programs; with individuals who have alcohol or drug addictions and who are suspected of having committed a felony or misdemeanor, have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, or have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor.
Grant applications will be reviewed by the Grant Selection Committee (GSC) comprised of 3 or more individuals from outside the Porter County Substance Abuse Council and 2 from the coalition. The members of the GSC will review all grant applications based on a set of criteria that has been approved. The following is a list of the Grant Application Criteria against which the applications will be reviewed.
1. Participation in coalition
The Condition of Award specifies a required number of in-kind hours that each agency must complete by the end of the project year. Each grantee is required in-kind that equals half of the total dollar amount funded. Agencies receiving grants are expected and contractually bound to fulfill their obligation of active participation. Previous grant award in-kind and participation will be considered.
2. Interagency Collaboration
Agencies willing and able to collaborate on a program or evidence-based strategies with other agencies to reduce community duplication of service is favorable.
3. Innovative/Creative Evidence Based Programs or Strategies
Programs or strategies that are innovative, creative and trending in the approach to substance use disorder is desirable.
4. Number of people served
Applications that serve more people based on the service and the population is favorable.
5. Cost per person
Programs that have a lower cost per person well received.
6. If a current program, demonstrated outcomes
If a new program, expected outcomes
Outcomes are vitally important to the work the PCSAC is funding. Programs should be able to demonstrate either past successful outcomes or predict future outcomes based on information and documentation. Clear and descriptive narratives expected with correlating documentation from evidence-based sources, (Peer/Published Journal citations, local successes).
7. Evidence based
Programs that are evidence based are more likely to be funded.
8. Evidence of community support
Organizations that show support from the community. Provide documentation of other group’s support, funding from other sources, an MOU with a provider (if applicable), letter from School Board, etc.
9. Budget evaluation
A budget that is transparent, clear and detailed is required.
Include program budget, not organization budget.
10. Adherence to the CCP
Programs that adhere to the Comprehensive Community Plan is a requirement. Pick out a Problem Statement and at least one objective.
11. Previous funding/sustainability
Programs that are actively seeking additional funding dollars, from other sources. What is your sustainability plan for this program to move forward without LCC funding? This is a consideration in reviewing the proposal.
Projects with program goals and objectives that mesh with the Comprehensive Community Plan are more favorable.
13. Logic Model
A visual representation of the proposal summarizing project problem statement, root causes risk and protective factors, local conditions and short-term and long-term outcomes.
Below is the information required for your proposal to be eligible for LCC grant funding. You are to compete each question fully and completely. Type your responses/narrative underneath each numbered request. Use Arial 12 pt. for the font. Do not bold text or use all uppercase letters. When submitting proposal, submit only the application and required documents NOT the instructions. Do Not bind the proposal in folders, report covers or envelope – only the 5 copies of each proposal for Grant Selection Committee for review.
1.Name of Project
2.Estimated number of people to be served between January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020
4. Provide a description, goals and detailed timeline to accomplish this project from implementation to completion. Include any cooperative efforts within the community, and/or interagency collaborations. Is this program evidence-based or another model peer reviewed program site? If it is evidence-based and not listed on these sites, please show where it is listed.
5. Provide data to demonstrate community need for the project.
6. Explain how your program will address the Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP)? The proposal must align with at least one Problem Statement and one Objective that align with the CCP.
7. How does your project align with the Porter County Substance Abuse Council Mission Statement?
8. What target population will be addressed by this project and how many will be served?
9. What are the primary activities or services that will be provided and how they apply to ATOD prevention, treatment, recovery and law enforcement? Who will be responsible for the projects’ implementation? Please provide the name, title and contact information of those implementing the project.
10. What measurable short term and long term outcomes will be accomplished by the project? How will you evaluate or measure the success of your project?
11. How do you plan on continuing this project after LCC funding ends?
Funding should not be used for the following:
Porter County Substance Abuse Council Reserves the Right to:
By accepting grant funds from the LCC and signing binding document, you agree to the following terms. If awarded Agency is unable or unwilling to agree with stated terms of the contract, then amount of award will be returned to the auditor for future grant distribution.
“Agency/Grantee” will be used to define the role of the entity receiving the grant funds and “Grantor” will be used to designate the Porter County Substance Abuse Council as the funder.