Applications for minigrants sought for substance abuse prevention programs

The Local Prevention Council of Bristol (LPC) is requesting proposals from organizations serving the Bristol community to implement programs or initiatives that prevent or reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs. Proposals shall address one of the following prevention strategies: Environmental Change, Education, Information Dissemination, Problem Identification and Referral, and Healthy Alternatives with a message that clearly discourages substance use. Programs may also address other risky behaviors. The LPC mini-grant shall request that applicants demonstrate cultural competence concepts and responsiveness to diverse populations in all activities sponsored under the grant.

A total of $5,400 is available to be awarded. The mini-grant applications, with detailed instructions, are available on the websites of United Way of West Central Connecticut and Bristol Youth Services Department (

To request an application, call Cindy at Bristol Youth Services (860) 314-4690. Applications must be received by Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Funded projects must be completed by June 30, 2015.

Funding is being made available through the Substance Abuse Action Council.