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$60,000 available for grant programs

The Anne Arundel County Executive's office has announced the availability of 1993 grant money for community-based drug and alcohol prevention programs.

Non-profit community organizations are eligible to apply for these funds from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP).

DAAPP is accepting applications for the Mini-Grant Program and the County Executive's Drug and Alcohol Summit Grant Program.

Under the Mini-Grant program, approximately $60,000 will be available to develop on-going alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of county government and community members. The proposals will be ranked and grants awarded to the top applicants until all grant funds are expended.

Funding for the Executive's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Summit Grant Program will be decided in November by participants of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Summit. The top five applicants for this grant will be given an opportunity to present their plans and ideas to the November gathering.

Organizations can apply for either of the grants but not for both.

DAPP will offer a seminar to answer questions and provide assistance for the application process at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Aug. 31. Attendance is not mandatory in order to apply for a grant.

The deadline for receipt of grant applications is Sept. 24.

Applications must be delivered to the Anne Arundel County Department of Health's, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program office at 33 Parole Plaza, Suite 203, Annapolis, 21041.

For more information contact Nancy Gentile at 222-7295.

Board accredits AACC nursing degree

The Board of Review for Associate Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing (NLN) recently granted continuing accreditation to the associate degree program in nursing at Anne Arundel Community College for the maximum eight-year period. The next visit by the board for reaccreditation will be spring 2,000.

The NLN first accredited Anne Arundel's nurse degree program in 1968, the year of its first graduating class. Since then some 1,300 students have received nursing degrees from the school.

The accreditation process involves NLN board members reviewing curriculum material, touring the college facilities, meeting with faculty and students and evaluating the nursing programs overall philosophy, implementation and administration.

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