There is good news on the financial front lines of Community Partners as additional grant funding continues to be secured for the organization and its coalitions! Below is a summary of the most recent grants awarded and the purpose of the funding.
- STOP Act Grant: $193,032 over four years awarded to The Positive Pressure Coalition (a work group of Community Partners) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The STOP Act Grants are awarded to programs that work “to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth age 12-20 in communities throughout the United States.”
- Elks Promise and Beacon Grants: $3,000 awarded to The Positive Pressure Coalition (a work group of Community Partners) by the Kearney Elks Loge #984. The funds will be used to encourage students to make a pledge to live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Supplies will be purchased to promote the 40 Developmental Assets and will be distributed in each of the Buffalo County schools during Red Ribbon Week (October 23-30, 2012).
- Kearney KENO Grant: $600 awarded to The Positive Pressure Coalition (a work group of Community Partners) by the City of Kearney Lottery Trust Fund. The funds will be used to support The Friends Mentoring Program of Kearney by purchasing materials such as activity books and games for use by the mentors.
For more information about Positive Pressure, visit their web site: www.positivepressure.org or contact Jessica Carter at 308-865-2283 or by email.
For more information on The Friends Mentoring Program of Kearney, contact April Roggasch at 308-236-2036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.