Pulaski Drug Free Council May Have More Grant Funding Available than Expected

The Pulaski County Drug Free Council will be able to give out more grant funding this year than previously thought. Drug Free Council Member Sandy Lucas told the county council Monday that the group had budgeted $8,000 for the year. But she said according to the auditor, the fund has actually collected almost $13,500 in substance offense fees over the past year.

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Pulaski County Council to Reorganize, Consider Budget Transfers Tonight

Pulaski County Council: back row: Mike Tiede, Kathi Thompson, Brian Young; front row: Scott Hinkle, Rudy DeSabatine, Jay Sullivan (not pictured: Ken Boswell)

The Pulaski County Council will reorganize for 2020 when members meet tonight. In addition to choosing a president and vice-president, council members will also appoint a representative to the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission.

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Pulaski County Drug Free Council Seeking Grant Applicants

  
 

Grants are available from the Pulaski County Drug Free Council for programs that combat marijuana and alcohol abuse. Those are the main issues identified in the council’s three-year comprehensive plan, based on data from the police, prosecutor’s office, probation department and local treatment providers. They found alcohol abuse is on the rise among both juveniles and adults in Pulaski County. Also adult abuse of marijuana is increasing. Continue reading

Pulaski County Drug Free Council Awards Annual Grants

 
 

The Pulaski County Drug Free Council announced that it has awarded more than $4000 in its annual grants, aimed at the reduction of drug and alcohol abuse in Pulaski County. The collection of statutory countermeasure fees assessed of convicts of certain drug and alcohol offenses fund the grants, which can be awarded for programs aimed to providing prevention, treatment or the criminal enforcement of drug and alcohol abuse.

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Pulaski Drug Free Council Accepting Grant Applications

Grant applications are now being accepted for those organizations that address marijuana and alcohol abuse through treatment, prevention and enforcement in Pulaski County.

The Pulaski County Drug Free Council has grant money available that is gathered through the collection of drug interdiction fees from those convicted of substance abuse offenses. This money is distributed as grants to various agencies that addresses substance abuse issues in Pulaski County.

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Pulaski County Drug Free Council Drafts Comprehensive Plan

The Pulaski County Drug Free Council has drafted and adopted a new three year comprehensive plan for combating the abuse of drugs and alcohol in the county.  The plan was created after data was collected from the community.

The plan will be funded through the collection of drug interdiction fees received through the criminal justice system from those convicted of substance abuse offenses. That money is then awarded as grants to people and agencies that can effectively achieve the goals of the comprehensive plan.

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Pulaski County Drug Free Council Awards Grants

Pulaski County Drug Free Council (L to R) Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer, Arlene Metzger, Monica Gainor, Theresa Blankenship and Kathryn Sytsma (not pictured: President Mark Hamilton and Blair Todd)

The Pulaski County Drug Free Council has awarded its annual grants for the reduction of drug and alcohol abuse in Pulaski County. The grants are funded from the collection of statutory countermeasure fees assess of criminal defendants for convictions in certain drug and alcohol offenses. The grants are awarded for programs designed to provide treatment, prevention or the criminal enforcement of drug and alcohol abuse. $5,150 was distributed in this grant cycle.

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