For the past four years, Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) has been funded by the Drug-Free Communities Support Program. This ten-year grant-funded program has provided training, technical assistance, and financial support for the implementation of environmental prevention strategies in Anderson County. ASAP has just entered the final year of the first phase of the grant program. We have enjoyed automatic renewal of our grant for several years, but we now face competitive renewal for the second five-year term.
The Drug-Free Communities Grant is a highly competitive program, funding a small percentage of applicants each year. To ensure our coalition is prepared with a strong action plan, ASAP invites you to participate in a strategic planning retreat on October 27, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm, which will be held at ORAU’s Main Campus (100 ORAU Way, Oak Ridge). Volunteers present will assist in preparing the plan and will be part of the solution to reduce youth substance misuse in Anderson County. Please join us and share your ideas and expertise! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to 865-457-3007 or ASAPofAnderson@gmail.com.