5C has been awarded a Drug Free Communities Grant for the communities
of the Clayton Ridge School District
What is a Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant?
A DFC Grant is a grant awarded through the DFC Program intended to support established community-based coalitions capable of effecting community-level change. Coalitions receiving DFC funds are expected to work with leaders within their communities to identify and address local youth substance use problems and create sustainable community-level change through environmental strategies.
How can the DFC Grant help my Community?
The DFC Grant will allow communities to: build committees within the communities; provide leadership opportunities for youth and adults; implement media campaigns and evidence based curriculum; bring motivational speakers or presenters to the communities, implement an active youth group, and continue to provide education resources to the community as a whole regarding underage alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
Who can be a part of the DFC?
Anyone in the communities which comprise the Clayton Ridge School District can be a part of 5C/DFC. Our goal is to build strong communities to participate in planning and implementing initiatives to achieve the goal of reducing underage alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
How do I find out more information or become a part of the DFC initiatives?
Contact the DFC Program Director, Merry French:
563-245-1546 -- email@example.com
You can also find out more about DFC grants at the WHITE HOUSE website:
Clayton County was one of 12 counties awarded the Iowa Partnerships for Success Grant. The focus of this project is to reduce the rates of drinking and binge drinking among 12 to 20-year-olds.
What is Iowa Partnership for Success (IPFS) Grant?
IPFS grant is funded by The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), The Division of Behavior Health, and the Bureau of Substance Abuse. The grant funds the highest need counties to address Iowa’s substance abuse prevention priorities reducing underage drinking and youth underage binge drinking among persons aged 12-20.
How can the IPFS Grant help my Community?
The IPFS Grant will allow many opportunities for the community to work together to reduce incidents of underage drinking and youth binge drinking. This will happen through the implementation of five approved strategies: apply appropriate penalties to minors in possession, the implementation of the LifeSkills curriculum in county schools, the Media Campaign, working with law enforcement to help enforce impaired driving laws and a proposed county-wide Social Host Ordinance.
Who can be a part of the IPFS?
Anyone in Clayton County can be part of 5C/IPFS. Our goal is to build strong communities to participate in planning and implementing initiatives to achieve the goal of reducing underage drinking and youth binge drinking.
How do I find out more information or become a part of the
Contact the IPFS Supervisor, Merry French:
for more grant specific information.
How do I find out more information or become a part of the 5C initiatives?