A funding opportunity from the department is provided through the Middletown Substance Abuse Prevention Council, co-chaired by the Youth Services Bureau and Rushford Center.
The MSAPC is releasing its annual mini-grants for the 2013-14 grant cycle. The grants, which offer a max funding level of $1,000, may be used to support any substance abuse prevention or youth development program in the community. A priority will be given to applications that specifically address issues of prescription drug and heroin use, as both will be priorities for the council this upcoming year. All successful grantees will be required to have a representative join the council which meets on the third Wednesday of every month in the Middletown High School Media Center at 3:00pm. All members of the community are welcomed to join.
Information and a downloadable application can be found on the Youth Service Bureau's website at http://www.middletownyouthservices.org or by calling MSAPC co-chair Justin Carbonella at the Middletown Youth Services Bureau at 860-854-6030. The deadline for the grant is Sunday January 28th, 2013 by 4:00pm and only electronic copies of applications will be accepted.