Anti-drug funds available

Officials with the Kaua’i County anti-drug office announced that funding is available for drug-prevention and education programs.

Applications for grants up to $2,500 are being accepted for the Healing Our Island Community Fund, focusing on activities and programs that focus on drug prevention and education, as well as strengthening relationships within the community, including community events, renovation and beautification projects, public-awareness campaigns, mentoring programs, and youth and family recreational programs, states a press release.

Applications may be picked up Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the county’s anti-drug office located on the first floor of the Mo’ikeha Building at the Lihu’e Civic Center.

To qualify for a Healing Our Island grant, those requesting funds from the fund must have the focus of the program or activity be on drug prevention and education.

The amount requested must not exceed $2,500, positive outcomes must be identified, and the application must be completely filled out and signed by two representatives of the organization whose leaders are applying for the grant.

Preference will be given to projects that promote collaboration between two or more community groups, states the press release.

The deadline for turning in applications is Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m.

Proposals will be reviewed for funding by March 8, and notification of awards will be given shortly afterward.

For more information, please call 241-6312.

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