Indiana statutes guide our grant process. Our grants are funded through countermeasure fees and fines collected from alcohol and drug charges through the local court system. In September of each year, CASA sets their local budget based on these funds. Split into four equal parts, our funds are distributed as grants to Prevention and Education programs, Law Enforcement programs, and Treatment programs. The last fourth of the funds go towards CASA's operating costs.
October: CASA will begin accepting grant applications
November: all applications are due by the 1st of the month. Please follow all the directions carefully.
December: CASA membership is presented with recommendations from the grant committee and voted on during the monthly meeting
Once the grants have been approved by our members, they are submitted to the County Commissioners and the State of Indiana for final approval.
Funds are distributed to the grantees by mid-February