- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 37. Uniform Alcoholism and Intoxication Treatment Act
- Section 45. Community Action Against Substance Abuse Grants.
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AS 47.37.045. Community Action Against Substance Abuse Grants.
- (a) [Repealed, Sec. 12 ch 42 SLA 1997].
- (b) A school district, municipality, nonprofit organization, local governing body of an established village, or community
organization may file an application with the department for a community action against substance abuse grant. The
application must include a description of the purpose for which grant funds will be used, goals to be achieved by the
program or project, methods of measuring achievement of goals, a proposed budget, and statements of the need for and
support of the proposed program or project.
- (c) Community action against substance abuse grant funds awarded under this section may be used for
- (1) Police-In-School Liaison programs staffed by officers that are certified by the Alaska Police Standards Council;
- (2) technical assistance for neighborhood based substance abuse prevention or treatment programs;
- (3) coordinators for court ordered community service;
- (4) preventative or educational programs for youth that involve the community, parents, youth, and local schools;
- (5) programs or projects that the department determines are effective in preventing or treating substance abuse at the
- (6) supervised youth recreation programs that focus on preventing or treating substance abuse; or
- (7) youth assessment and referral programs that provide substance abuse screening services to and monitor compliance for a
minor required to participate in an alcoholism or drug education or rehabilitation treatment program under AS 28.15.183
or before the minor's driver's license may be reinstated under AS 28.15.211
- (d) A proposed program or project that includes matching local funds or in-kind contributions shall have priority over a
proposed program or project that does not include matching local funds or in-kind contributions. Grants awarded under
this section are subject to the restrictions on use provided under AS 37.05.321
- (e) In addition to the priority given under (d) of this section, the department shall grant a
priority to a proposed program or project under (c)(5) of this section if the proposed program or project provides prompt
substance abuse treatment for a pregnant woman by advancing the woman on a waiting list for the program or project and by
streamlining paperwork for admission of the woman to the program.
- (f) In addition to the priorities given under (d) and (e) of this section, the department shall
grant a priority to a proposed program or project under (c)(5) of this section if the proposed program or project
- (1) creates alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders;
- (2) provides rehabilitation services to prisoners who have substance abuse problems;
- (3) measures and demonstrates a high rate of harm reduction for participants;
- (4) is based on scientifically sound principles of prevention and treatment;
- (5) provides job training or employment opportunities after completion of substance abuse treatment;
- (6) provides youth treatment;
- (7) focuses on drug and alcohol abuse prevention;
- (8) addresses alcohol or substance abuse in targeted populations that have statistically higher incidences
of alcohol or substance abuse problems; or
- (9) addresses co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.
- (g) The department may consider not funding a proposed program or project that has been previously funded
under this section unless the applicant provides satisfactory evidence of success of the program or project.
- (h) The department may not deny funding for a program under this section solely on the basis that the
program relies on faith-based strategies so long as the strategies are effective for preventing or treating substance abuse.
- (i) In this section,
- (1) "established village" means an unincorporated community that is in
- (A) the unorganized borough and that has 25 or more permanent residents; or
- (B) an organized borough, has 25 or more permanent residents, and
- (i) is on a road system and is located more than 50 miles outside the boundary limits of a unified municipality, or
- (ii) is not on a road system and is located more than 15 miles outside the boundary limits of a unified municipality;
- (2) "local governing body" has the meaning given in AS 04.21.080
- (3) "nonprofit organization" means an organization that qualifies for exemption from taxation under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) or
(4) (Internal Revenue Code).
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