LACE accepting prevention grant applications

LACE (Local Anti-Drug Coalition Effort) is currently accepting applications for its 2013 prevention grants.

The grants are open to any organization or department that provides a service addressing at least one area targeted by LACE.

Those areas are:

• The high rate of drug abuse, including prescription and synthetic drugs, by both adults and youth in Huntington County.

• The high rate of alcohol abuse by both adults and youth in Huntington County.

• The high rate of tobacco use by both adults and youth of Huntington County.

The three categories of funding are law enforcement, prevention and treatment. Grant requests are limited to $3,000.00.

Grant applications may also be obtained by visiting or

One original and six copies of the grant application must be submitted to the Boys & Girls Club at PO Box 673, Huntington, IN 46750 or the Youth Services Bureau at 1344 Maple Drive, Huntington, IN 46750. Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 2 to be considered for funding.

LACE is comprised of community representatives from law enforcement, probation, Huntington County Community Schools, mental health, concerned parents, local government and social service.

LACE is Huntington County's arm of the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana. The primary purpose of LACE is to provide education and preventative services relating to drug, alcohol and other substances abuse in Huntington County.

To learn more about LACE or the grant, contact LACE Coordinator Andrew Norman, Jan Williams of Youth Services Bureau or Mandy Reber of Boys & Girls Club.