NASA giving away $100,000 in grants

GREENFIELD – Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse, which supports drug-free programming in Hancock County, is poised to hand out a record $100,000 in grants to county local groups dedicated to the same cause.

The organization’s 2018 grant application process will begin with a bidders conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hancock County Community Foundation, 312 E. Main St., Greenfield.

Any organization or program wishing to apply for funds must have a representative in attendance. Funds will be awarded in three categories: prevention and education, treatment and intervention and justice/law enforcement.

The funding NASA will give away is generated by the fees paid by people convicted of alcohol- and drug-related crimes. State law requires those dollars be reinvested in programs that strive to keep Hancock County’s residents clean and streets safe, executive director Tim Retherford said.

Contact the NASA office at 317-477-0200 or nasa@myninestar.net with any questions.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.