Every year, the Partnership issues a Request For Proposals (RFP) in the fall. Organizations that conduct business or provide services in Elkhart County are welcome to apply. Funding is competitive and organizations must strongly communicate how they will help meet the goals on the current Comprehensive Community Plan (CPP).
Because the DFCF Grant requires several layers of local and state approval, the grant process is unique. Please be aware of deadlines.
Grantees are required to submit reports on or before the 10th day of April, July, October, and January
The Elkhart County Drug-Free Partnership’s funding is limited to items on the current Comprehensive Community Plan. Only programs which specifically address goals and objectives on the plan can be funded by state mandate.
Perception vs. Reality
Peer pressure is incredibly powerful. When teens think “everyone is doing it,” they are more likely to try “it” themselves. Through research and surveying, we have found that MOST teens in Elkhart County are making good choices and not using substances. However, making sure that teens understand what is the norm (reality) vs. the perception is crucial to prevention.
Deciding to live a sober life and enter recovery is a hard decision for many addicts. When faced with barriers like the cost of treatment, the lack of support, the need for individual counseling are not handled, recovery seems impossible. Since 1989, the Partnership has been helping individuals on their journey to soberity.
Law Enforcement Support
The Partnership provides support to local police departments through equipment grants and over-time support. With the goal to increase interdiction activities directed toward alcohol and other drugs. Examples of support include the purchase of mobile video cameras, K9s, and breath analyzers.