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Grants

Grant applications are now available from Ripley County Drug Awareness Coalition to area non-profits and organizations that help bring awareness and education to the issue of substance use and abuse in Ripley County.

Grants are due by noon on March 19, 2020

2017 Grant Recipients
$15,000 Awarded
MILAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH: $2,340

Milan Christian Church implemented a prevention curriculum as they build skills for at risk youth.  This support our CCP Problem Statement #1 Objective 8: Support positive youth activities and peer to peer mentoring programs that offer positive lifestyle choices.

 

CHOICES: $2,340

Choices will be providing ATOD education and awareness through year round activities and promotions.  This supports our CCP Problem Statement #1 Objective 8: Support positive youth activities and peer to peer mentoring programs that offer positive lifestyle choices.

 

RIPLEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: $320

Ripley County Health Department:  for materials and continued CO2 monitoring with tobacco education. CCP Problem Statement 3 Community norms support casual acceptance and permissive attitudes toward abuse of alcohol, drugs and tobacco.

 

​BETTER OPTIONS: $5,000

Better Options will begin using SBIRT to target underage drinking and individuals/families with substance abuse issues. Addresses Problem Statement 1 &2 Objective 9 providing intervention programs and community support.

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RIPLEY COUNTY COURT SERVICES: $3,000

Probation RCATS provides alternative to suspension, which keeps youth who are suspended in a structured and educational environment, decreasing the likelihood of getting into further trouble. Addresses Problem Statements 1&2 Objective 2, 8,9 as youth typically suspended are without supervision, leads to substance misuse.

RIPLEY COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE: $2,000

Prosecutor”s Office will attend trainings that strengthen the prosecution of offenders with drug and alcohol charges.  This supports Problem Statement 2 Objective 2 &3 and will hopefully lead to development of drug court.  Community Corrections has recently been expanded.

2016 Grant Recipients
$20,500 Awarded
MILAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH: $3,500

Milan Christian Church will be using a prevention curriculum as they build skills for at risk youth.  This support our CCP Problem Statement #1 Objective 8: Support positive youth activities and peer to peer mentoring programs that offer positive lifestyle choices.

 
ONE COMMUNITY ONE FAMILY: $500

One Community One Family are starting Parent Cafes, an evidenced based program that build protective factors, which supports one of our objectives in the CCP: Continue holding town hall meetings, community forums, etc. to educate the community and parents on these issues. (Problem Statement #3)

 

CHOICES: $2,375

Choices will be providing ATOD education and awareness through year round activities and promotions.  This supports our CCP Problem Statement #1 Objective 8: Support positive youth activities and peer to peer mentoring programs that offer positive lifestyle choices.

 

MILAN SCHOOL CORPORATION: $425

Milan School Corporation will be purchasing alcohol testing equipment to support prevention activities and substance use concerns at school/school activities. Problem Statement 1 Objective 5 Support law enforcement, probation, and justice programs through the provision of training, equipment and other material needs.

 

RIPLEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: $625

Ripley County Health Department:  for CO2 mouth pieces, breath display, drowned lung model, substance abuse chart, soccer balls with tobacco education. CCP Problem Statement 3 Community norms support casual acceptance and permissive attitudes toward abuse of alcohol, drugs and tobacco.

 

​BETTER OPTIONS: $7,000

Better Options will begin using SBIRT to target underage drinking and individuals/families with substance abuse issues. Addresses Problem Statement 1 &2 Objective 9 providing intervention programs and community support.

Better Options will increase access to substance abuse intervention opportunities for high school students in Ripley County. Addresses Problem Statement 1 &2 Objective 9 providing intervention programs and community support.

RIPLEY COUNTY COURT SERVICES: $3,000

Probation RCATSprovides alternative to suspension, which keeps youth who are suspended in a structured and educational environment, decreasing the likelihood of getting into further trouble. Addresses Problem Statements 1&2 Objective 2, 8,9 as youth typically suspended are without supervision, leads to substance misuse.

RIPLEY COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE: $3,500

Prosecutor”s Office will attend trainings that strengthen the prosecution of offenders with drug and alcohol charges.  This supports Problem Statement 2 Objective 2 &3 and will hopefully lead to development of drug court.  Community Corrections has recently been expanded.

2015 Grant Recipients
$15,000 Awarded
CHOICES: $1,600

To support this program which addresses the high level of adolescent alcohol use in the Batesville Community, The program includes a three-prong approach: The first Prong is a Parent Pledge Whereby parents sign a pledge stating they will provide a safe drug/alcohol-free activities for adolescents including their own; the second prong is fun drug/alcohol free activities for adolescents during those peak times of use, especially on Friday & Saturday events; and the final prong is the educational programming for both adolescents and their parents.

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA YMCA: $820

Support a Kick Drugs Day in which the youth from the community and surrounding communities are invited to attend and learn about the dangers of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) and participate in fun activities. At the end of the day we hope tohave provided the participants with the confidence to say "no" if and when a peer asks them about doing ATOD. A YMCA membership is not required.

 

SAFE PASSAGES: $500

To help youth become successful adults through the introduction of experiences that build developmental assests and educate mothers on ways they can continue to build these assets. The Developmental Asset approach is evidence based programming with strong outcomes, particularly as it relates to ATOD prevention.

 

JAC-CEN-DEL: $480

Will be purchasing PBT's to use at school and after school activities to promote alcohol awareness as well as to make sure school activities are alcohol free.

 

RIPLEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: $1,100

In support of the Reality Check Program presented to all Ripley County 8th grade students, as well as the Great American Smokeout. The Health Department will be purchadsing several supplies for both events that can be used multiple times. (Smoker's Roulette Game, Dangers of Smoking Folding Display, Harry's Scary Tongue Dispay, ect.)

 

RIPLEY COUNTY PROBATION: $400

Develop a Phase 1 and Phase 2 Substance Abuse Outpatint Program for adult probationers who would benefit from completing an intensive substance abuse treatment program. The objective is to reduce the recidivism rate and help ensure safety and welfare of the community. The grant will also help supplement the expense of purchaisng drug screens.

 

RIPLEY COUNTY EMS: $800

For the purchase of  NARCAN for responders to administer to individuals who have overmedicated. RCEMS administers NARCAN to overmedicated individuals at a cost of $40 a dose.  This grant will purchase 20 doses.

Ripley County Drug Awareness Coalition

For questions or more information, please contact our program coordinator.
 

Email: 
rcdrugawarenesscoalition@gmail.com
 

Phone: (812) 212-3880

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