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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 191

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  191.835.  Community 2000 grants program — local commissions, members — goals, objectives — evaluations, funding. — 1.  The division of alcohol and drug abuse of the department of mental health shall establish a community grants program, to be known as "Community 2000", which shall make funds available to municipalities for the purpose of preventing alcohol and drug abuse.

  2.  To be eligible for grant moneys, municipalities shall establish local commissions to coordinate and evaluate local alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs and strategies.  Such commissions shall represent law enforcement, education, health, mental health, clergy, civic organizations, parents, elected officials and other community residents having a special interest in prevention and early intervention in substance abuse problems.  The commissions shall participate in a statewide coalition of local commissions for information sharing, coordination of resources and mutual support.  Grant awards shall be based on an impartial review of applications submitted to the division of alcohol and drug abuse, and amounts shall be based on population.

  3.  The goals of each local commission shall be:

  (1)  The reduction of prenatal and perinatal exposure to alcohol and other drugs;

  (2)  Reduction of alcohol and other drug use by children and youth by increasing school children's understanding of effects and by employing basic strategies of resistance, coping skills and healthy alternatives;

  (3)  The development of social structures which promote health and well-being and support healthy behavior; and

  (4)  Maximizing opportunities for early intervention and access to appropriate treatment services for persons who need such services.

  4.  The local commission's objectives shall be to assess the appropriateness of and coordinate the community's alcohol and other drug education and prevention activities, such as drug awareness resistance education (DARE) programs, school curricula, community-based services and juvenile justice programs.  The commission shall develop an annual plan and report of progress for the city council or other municipal authority.  The plan shall describe educational needs and resources, and referral resources for individuals and families who need intervention services.  Funds may be used to support coordinating staff, community training, media, policy analysis and development, and other related local program functions.

  5.  The division of alcohol and drug abuse shall conduct annual evaluations of the effectiveness of the community 2000 program.  Up to ten percent of the funds appropriated for the program may be used for evaluation.

  6.  Funding for the community 2000 program shall be appropriated annually by the general assembly from revenues available in the health initiatives fund established in section 191.831.

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(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 24)


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