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Congratulations to the winning band from 
YAB Battle of the Bands...
 

Photo by Carroll DeWeese
 Winning band members from "Shock Wave" who posed for a photo at the end of the 2014 Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition Summer Battle of the Bands Competition at Shain Park, Birmingham, MI: (l to r) Angelo Coppola, David Frankel, and Dylan Frankel. 




 
  
 
 


 
 


Marijuana use is on the rise. A recent survey tells us that 27% of high schools seniors in Oakland County say that they've used marijuana in the last 30 days. That's higher than in years past and the rate of use is increasing.

In an effort to reverse this trend, ACHC and Oakland County's 14 Coalitions Partnership for Prevention has launched  “Clear the Smoke; Protecting our kids from marijuana,” which is based upon Mobilizing Michigan’s research-based campaign to educate all sectors about the dangers of youth marijuana.                                



BBCC believes “Knowledge is Power” and for this reason we strive to empower our community by providing factual, timely information about substances so you can make an informed decision.

Kevin Sabet, internationally-known speaker and drug policy expert, brought

the most current and useful information about marijuana legalization and its impact on youth to Oakland County in October 2013. His presentation can be found on our Video page. This is a 'must view' piece!










BBCC is now participating in the
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM.
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DFC - Federal Grant Announcement
We have GREAT news for our youth, families and community! The Coalition was awarded one of only 87 new Drug Free Community Support Program Matching Grants (DFC) from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy. This is quite an accomplishment considering there were 452 applicants from across the nation this year!
This is a 5 year award for $125k per year of Federal funding with a required yearly non-Federal match. Since the Coalition will be in years 6-10 of the DFC funding process, our non-Federal matching requirement by year is:
  • Fiscal year 2011-2012: 100% $125k ($1:$1 match)
  • Fiscal year 2012-2013: 125% match = $156,250k
  • Fiscal year 2013-2014: 125% match = $156,250k
  • Fiscal year 2014-2015: 150% match = $187, 500k
  • Fiscal year 2015-2016: 150% match = $187,500k
(The Coalition's fiscal year runs October 1 - September 30. Also, the non-Federal match can be made up of financial and in-kind support.)
This is a wonderful opportunity for people from our entire community to come together and develop a sustainable future to prevent substance use and abuse by our youth!
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