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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 its local budget based on these funds. Split into four equal parts, and our funds are distributed as grants to Prevention and Education programs, Law Enforcement programs, and Treatment programs. The last fourth of the funds goes towards CASA's operating costs.
October 3rd, 2022: CASA will begin accepting grant applications
Grant applications are due on November 23rd, 2022. Please follow all the directions carefully. There is a total of $15,470 available in each category (#1 Prevention/Education, #2 Treatment/Intervention, #3 Criminal Justice.) LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please plan accordingly. 2023 CYCLE CLOSED
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
CASA strongly supports programs that are following evidence based practices.
CASA encourages the use of the Developmental Assets Framework and the Developmental Relationships Framework and suggest grantees relate their work to this research. These two lists can be found:
CASA uses local data to identify three problem statements. We encourage you to identify how your program will address these statements.
Statement 1: Dearborn County Youth use and misuse alcohol, marijuana, and vaping products due to a relaxed attitude towards substances by parents/caregivers.
Statement 2: Families and youth need more assets and a continuum of care to increase protective factors around substance use and abuse. Statement 3: Adults in Dearborn county use and misuse alcohol and other drugs
Membership is not required for a program to receive grant money; however, participation in our ongoing conversation and efforts can only help support you and your work.
Grantees are required to attend at least 6 meetings during the grant cycle.
Grantees are required to provide a verbal report on the progress of their program two times during the year to our membership. Forms are provided to grantees by CASA to submit.
It is important to follow the directions provided on the grant carefully; including the submission of the correct number of copies and the budget for your program. Failure to do this could result in the delay of your application. If you have any questions, please contact us so we can help.