Kandiyohi County Drug Free Communites Coalition Awarded Federal Grant!

The Kandiyohi County Drug Free Communities (DFC) Coalition was awarded a Drug Free Communities Grant from the Federal Governement on September 29, 2009.  The award is in the amount of $125,000 for up to five years with the opportunity to re-apply for five more years, for a total of 10 years.  The KC DFC Coalition has two main goals. 1.  To reduce substance use/abuse in Kandiyohi County and 2. Build and strengthen the capacity of the coalition.  Our mission Statement: “The Kandiyohi County Drug Free Communities Coalition is working together to empower the community through prevention, education and shared leadership to reduce alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use among our youth and families”.  We invite any community member to belong to our prevention coalition.   Our monthly coalition meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Health and Human Services Building in Willmar.  For more information, contact Laura Lindeman, DFC Grant Coordinator at (320) 231-7860 x 2533 or email DFC@co.kandiyohi.mn.us.