DACI grant cycle for treatment, prevention and education open until May 15

Posted at 3:09 PM on May 8, 2019

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BY DEBBIE PAGE
drpage.svlfreenews@gmail.com

The Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell is accepting grant proposals for funds to be used for prevention, education, or treatment of alcohol and substance abuse problems.

The goal of DACI is to coordinate efforts with community partners to best utilize resources and provide evidence-based practices to reduce substance use, misuse, overdose and overdose deaths.

These grant funds can be used for educational materials, evidence-based curriculums/programs, training materials, community outreach, or to support individuals without insurance or funds for treatment.

Because the grant funds come from Mooresville ABC Store alcohol education funds awarded to DACI, the grant funds may only be used within the Town of Mooresville or to support residents in ZIP codes 28115 and 28117.

Funds may not be used for employment purposes.

Any substance use treatment providers who apply for DACI grant money must demonstrate credentialing within your local medical care organization (MCO). Other credentialed providers must demonstrate current accreditation from an independent review board such as Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).

Any grants funds awarded must be spent for the stated purpose by June 30, 2020. Grant recipients must submit an end of year report by July 15, 2020, or upon completion of project.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

Prospective grant recipients should submit a one- to two-page proposal:

► Proposal Summary – Should include amount of funds requested, and one to two sentences with a general description of the use of funds.
► Organizational Description and History – Should include brief history, services provided, demographics served, and location that will be involved in carrying out activities funded.
► Background – Should provide explanation of the specific problem that has created the need for funds within the organization.
► Project Description – Should provide detailed description of the initiative funded by request, duration of time funds will support the project, goals of the project, how goals will be achieved, and expected results.
► Project Timeline & Budget – Using your Project Description, provide a timeline that shows order in which activities will be undertaken/completed. Use provided project budget to demonstrate breakdown of how funds will be spent to support project goals.
► Sustainability – If awarded less than requested amount, how will budget be adjusted, and how is the organization able to provide for the difference? How will the project be sustained after funding has ended?

All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on May 15. The DACI Grant Review Committee will review all proposals submitted and contact organizations to schedule an interview. Interviews will be conducted, with the final decision on fund distribution (and the actual distribution), to occur by July 1.

The application, budget, and proposal for this request can be emailed to jill.stclair@co.iredell.nc.us or mailed to Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell, P.O. Box 425, Statesville NC, 28677.

UPDATED SUBSTANCE USE RESOURCE GUIDE NOW ONLINE

The updated Iredell County Substance Use Resource Guide is now available online on the DACI website at http://daciredell.org/wp-content/uploads/Iredell-County-Resource-Guide-1-1.pdf.

This electronic version of the guide will be updated quarterly with new providers, who can ask to be included at http://daciredell.org/for-new-resources/. listed providers who need to update information can do so at http://daciredell.org/current-resource-update-change/.

This guide lists local crisis services, outpatient treatment, medication-assisted treatment, inpatient treatment, sober living facilities, support groups and hotlines. New this year are resources to address tobacco and vaping cessation programs and resources.

DACI CHANGES

DACI Chair Sandy Tabor-Gray announced that DACI Coordinator Jill St. Clair will be moving under the Fifth Street Ministries/Diakonos umbrella. DACI learned in March that as of July 1, the DACI Coordinator position could no longer function under the umbrella of Iredell County/Iredell County Health Department.

This change will allow the St. Clair to fully carry out the roles and responsibilities that DACI has identified as goals in its strategic plan, some of which cannot be implemented under the constraints applied to county employees.

Tabor-Gray expressed the coalition’s gratitude and sincere thanks to Iredell County commissioners and the Health Department for believing in DACI and supporting its community efforts to address substance use, misuse, and overdose deaths in Iredell County

“They not only have supported us with this coordinator position, but they also serve on our board, volunteer in our Work-Groups, support our community events, and are helping DACI become a Non-Profit 501(c)3; we would not be where we are without their unyielding support.”

ABOUT DACI

Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell (DACI), a community partner since 2012, is a group of agencies, government entities, law enforcement agencies, organizations, providers, and community members who are committed to the reduction and prevention of substance use, misuse, and overdose deaths. The coalition focuses on building community awareness, education, and prevention and is dedicated to providing support and hope for individuals and family member of those struggling with substance use issues.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information, visit http://daciredell.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Drug-Alcohol-Coalition-of-Iredell-557415357723605/.

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