Friday, November 21, 2008

STOP Grant

The SAFE Coalition is one of four recipients in Iowa for a grant from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to STOP (Sober Truth on Preventing) Underage Drinking.

The grant award was for $50,000 a year for 3 years beginning October 1st, 2008. The program will work to make server trainings mandatory for every business that obtains a liquor license. It will also support the efforts of law enforcement to perform semi-annual compliance checks.

The ultimate goal of these activities is to reduce the access of alcohol, in turn reducing the number of youth who are using alcohol.

If you would like more information on the STOP grant or any of the activities please feel free to contact the SAFE Coalition at 319-293-6412 or Tonja Jirak (STOP Grant Coordinator) at 319-288-0912

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