Granholm Awards $2.4 Million In Discretionary Grants To Support Anti Drug Efforts

Contact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

September 7, 2006

Governor Jennifer Granholm has awarded $2,436,234 in Governor's Discretionary Grant Funds to 46 agencies in Michigan for one-year contracts, beginning October 1, 2006. The Governor's Discretionary Grants are administered through the Michigan Department of Community Health, Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP).

"These grants will fund worthwhile programs to protect our children from the dangers of drug abuse," said Donald L. Allen, OCDP Director. "We are so pleased that our communities have continued to work tirelessly to foster safe and drug-free environments for children."

The purpose of the federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act grant program is to solicit proposals from communities for evidence-based programs and activities that:

· Prevent youth drug use and violence

· Involve parents and communities

· Coordinate with related state, school and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that promotes student academic achievement

Eligible applicants for the competitive grants are nonprofit community organizations, parent groups, anti-drug coalitions, juvenile and probate courts, local educational agencies, faith-based organizations and other public and private nonprofit entities with a 501c3 status targeting youth not normally served by local educational agencies and community organizations.

To receive information pertaining to the Governor's Discretionary Grant, access the Office of Drug Control Policy's website at www.michigan.gov/odcp, then click on 'Education'. Updated information on the application process will be available on the ODCP website in January 2007.

Governor's Discretionary Grant awards include:

· 53rd Circuit Court, Cheboygan ($80,000)

· Berrien County Health Department, Benton Harbor ($40,000)

· Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Flint ($56,000)

· Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Negaunee ($30,000)

· Boys & Girls Club, Alpena ($68,000)

· Boys & Girls Club, Benton Harbor ($80,000)

· Boys & Girls Club, Kalamazoo ($49,786)

· County of Branch, Coldwater ($34,000)

· Catholic Social Services of Oakland County, Pontiac ($64,000)

· Catholic Social Services of Wayne County, Detroit ($50,000)

· Catholic Social Services, Muskegon ($39,600)

· Center for Occupational & Personalized Education, Ann Arbor ($57,600)

· Chaldean-American Ladies of Charity, Southfield ($80,000)

· Child & Family Resource Council, Grand Rapids ($32,000)

· Child and Family Services of the Upper Peninsula, Marquette ($70,000)

· City of Wayne ($40,000)

· Cristo Rey Community Center, Lansing ($80,000)

· Delta Menominee District Health Department, Escanaba ($26,584)

· Detroit Association of Black Organizations, Detroit ($48,160)

· Development Centers, Inc., Detroit ($39,788)

· Dial Help, Inc., Houghton ($56,000)

· Every Women's Place, Muskegon ($76,000)

· Family and Children's Services, Midland ($36,000)

· Family Services and Children's Aid, Jackson ($65,000)

· First Ward Community Services, Saginaw ($69,000)

· Gateway Community Services, East Lansing ($32,000)

· Manistee-Benzie Community Mental Health, Manistee ($18,688)

· MI Assoc. for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Lansing ($64,000)

· Michigan Department of Military Affairs, Battle Creek ($100,000)

· Mt. Zion, Clarkston ($40,000)

· Muskegon County PRIDE, Muskegon ($72,000)

· Oakwood Health Care Inc., Taylor Teen, Dearborn ($28,000)

· Omankane: The Collective, Detroit ($48,000)

· Prevention Works, Kalamazoo ($50,000)

· Rochester/Auburn Hills Community Coalition, Rochester ($6,920)

· Saginaw County Department of Public Health, Saginaw ($65,314)

· Save Our Neighborhood and Streets, Port Huron ($64,000)

· County of St. Clair Sheriff's Office, Port Huron ($24,800)

· Substance Abuse Council, Battle Creek ($55,994)

· Temple United Methodist Church, Muskegon Heights ($76,000)

· Van Buren/Cass District Health Dept., Hartford ($24,000)

· Volunteers In Prevention, Probation & Prisons, Inc., Detroit ($56,000)

· Wedgwood Christian Services, Grand Rapids ($45,000)

· West Midland Family Center, Shepherd ($68,000)

· Western U.P. Substance Abuse Agency, Houghton ($50,000)

· Winning Inc. of America, Benton Harbor ($80,000)