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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2006
DRUG TASK FORCE AWARDS GRANTS,
CALLS FOR MORE PROPOSALS
Mayor Mufi Hannemann’s Task Force on Drug Use has awarded $101,500 in grants from the Mayor’s Anti-Drug Community Fund and is soliciting applications for another $98,500 in grants.
“We are pleased with the response to our initial call for grant proposals. The task force received many worthy applications and made 21 grants of up to $5,000 each,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “We have even more funds available for this important work, and we’re inviting other groups and agencies to apply.”
Recipients of grants to date are: Bobby Benson Center, D.A.R.E, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Kualoa-Heeia Ecumenical Youth (KEY) Project, Parents and Children Together, Marimed Foundation, KAMP Hawaii, Inc., Palama Settlement, Mental Health Association, the Honolulu Liquor Commission, Kahuku United Methodist Church, the Honolulu Department of the Medical Examiner, Hawaii Speed and Quickness, Hawaii Coalition, Victory Ohana Prison Fellowship, Surfing the Nations Foundation/Send Hope, Ethnic Education, Breakthroughs for Youth at Risk, Inc., Hina Mauka, Waipahu Community Association, and The Recovery Works.
The Task Force on Drug Use was formed in February with the mission of “making the City and
As previously announced, the task force is headed by Dr. William Haning, III, director of the Addiction Psychiatry/Addiction Medicine Program at the
The task force administers the Mayor’s Anti-Drug Community Fund, which uses money appropriated by the state Legislature for community anti-drug initiatives.
Proposals will be accepted up to May 31 from non-profit agencies or government organizations for grants up to $5,000 for projects that address alcohol and drug abuse prevention, education or awareness within communities on
Eligible applicants must be a registered 501(c)3 entity.
Application forms are available by calling Isaac Hokama, Office of the Mayor, 527-6090 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.co.honolulu.us/mayor/drugtf.pdf to download the application form. Proposals must be received by the Office of the Mayor by 4:30 p.m. on May 31, 2006.
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
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