A funding opportunity from the department is provided through the Middletown Substance Abuse Prevention Council (MSAPC), co-chaired by Justin Carbonella of the Middletown Youth Services Bureau and Felicia Goodwine-Vaughters of Rushford Center. The MSAPC is releasing its mini-grants for 2013. The grants, which offer a max funding level of $1,000, may be used to support any substance prevention or youth development programing 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 at 3:00pm at the Middletown Youth Services Bureau. All members of the community are welcomed to join, regardless of planned grant submission.
Information and a downloadable application can be found on the Youth Service Bureau's website at http://www.middletownschools.org/page.cfm?p=7525 or by calling MSAPC co-chair Justin Carbonella at the Middletown Youth Services Bureau at 860-854-6030. The deadline for the very streamlined grant is Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by 12:00pm and only electronic copies of applications will be accepted.