The Morgan County Partnership was recently awarded a $77,313 2007 substance abuse prevention implementation grant. The Morgan County Commission will be the fiscal agent for the grant. Some 11 other counties received the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) substance abuse prevention grants, which totaled $848,561.
The grant will fund a full-time project director, a full-time prevention community educator, a full-time master's level prevention clinician for a school-based health center and a part-time evaluator. The money will also partially fund a teen coordinator at the Boys and Girls Club and provide promotional and curriculum materials, training and a teen issues day planned for August.