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September 17, 2008

Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or

Substance Abuse Grants Awarded

Lincoln—Sixteen organizations will receive a total of $9 million over four years from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, for substance abuse prevention activities. The source of the funding is the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.

The priorities of the funded projects are the prevention of alcohol use among persons 17 and younger, the reduction of binge drinking among 18-25-year-olds, and the reduction of alcohol-impaired driving across all age groups.

Applicant Organization Location of Organization Main Contact Person Project Title Service Area (County)
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Niobrara Mariana Fox
(402) 734-5275
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska – SPF SIG Planning Douglas, Knox, Lancaster, Madison
Sherman County Prevention Policy Board Loup City Kris Hervert
(308) 745-1513
Sherman County Strategic Prevention Framework Sherman
Lancaster County Lincoln Kit Boesch
(402) 441-6868
Lancaster Alcohol Abuse Partnership (LAAP) Lancaster
Grand Island Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Grand Island Randy See
(308) 385-5520
Central Nebraska SPF SIG Hall, Hamilton, Merrick
LiveWise Coalition Ralston Dawnna Hill
(402) 898-3477
Channeling Diversity Defining Strengths and Weaknesses Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Washington
Omaha Nation Community Response Team Walthill John Penn
(402) 846-5280
Rain Maker Project Omaha Indian Reservation – Thurston
Community Connections of Lincoln County North Platte Jayna Schaaf
(308) 696-3355
Community Connections Substance Abuse Prevention System Lincoln
People United for Families Nebraska City Jacki Schmitz
(402) 873-6343
Partners for Otoe County Strategic Prevention Framework Project Otoe
Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Dept Wisner Kathy Nordby
(402) 529-2233
Healthy Communities Initiative Burt, Cuming, Madison, Stanton
Panhandle Public Health District Hemingford Kim Engel
(308) 487-3600
Panhandle Prevention Coalition SPF SIG Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, Sioux
South Central Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Hastings Norma Spady
(402) 463-0524
Governor’s SPF SIG Initiative Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, Webster
Southeast Nebraska Coalition York Deb Beans
(402) 362-7676
Coalition Action Team Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Nemaha, Polk, Richardson, Seward, Thayer, York
Central Nebraska Coalition Against Substance Abuse Holdrege Destinee Steinke
(308) 995-4778
Substance Abuse Prevention Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps
North Central Community Care Partnership O’Neill Camille Ohri
(402) 336-2406
North-Central Nebraska’s Alcohol Use and Abuse Strategic Prevention Project Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce, Rock
East Central District Health Department Columbus Heather Elton
(402) 562-8962
ECDHD Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Boone, Colfax, Nance, Platte
Buffalo County Community Partners for Positive Pressure Coalition Kearney Lacrica Olson
(308) 865-2283
Capacity Building for Positive Pressure Coalition Buffalo
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