Orleans County Providing STOP-DWI Funding to Support School Activities

The Orleans County Youth Bureau, on behalf of Orleans County STOP-DWI, today announced it is accepting applications for funding in support of safe and structured school activities in alcohol-and drug-free environments.  Any student or school personnel from an Orleans County school district can submit an application.Stop DWI Orleans County

“These grants are particularly focused on post-prom and graduation activities that provide students with a place to go where they can have fun without the presence of any alcohol or drugs,” said Jack Welch, Chief Administrative Office of Orleans County.  “Grants can be used in support of things like hiring a DJ, renting a speaker system or purchasing supplies to create an entertaining event.  Our goal is to promote a safe and healthy prom and graduation season.”

Grant awards will be based on availability of funds and school districts can only receive one grant per year.  All grant applications are due by March 29, 2024.  Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of community members.  Awardees will be notified by the middle of April.  A copy of the application can be found at https://www.orleanscountyny.gov/departments/youth_bureau/.  Those with questions can email the Youth Bureau at OrleansCountyYouthBureau@OrleanscountyNY.gov.