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Metamphetamine Community Awareness. This initiative will be acomplished through Television, Radio, Outdoor advertisement and in school posters.

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association (ISA) will receive funding from the FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards Program to use in the fight against Methamphetamine (METH) manufacturing and use in Illinois. The ISA will use the requested funding to create a community awareness campaign that will cover 14 counties in Southern Illinois. Community awareness programs will be accomplished through public service media such as billboards, radio, TV and other materials for community/teen outreach/education. The project goal is to warn the general public about meth and how it affects people and communities as well as initiate conversations between students and teachers, child and parent, friend to friend, and citizens with law enforcement.


Date Created: September 20, 2009