North Dakota communities and organizations can apply for $1,000 in funding for alcohol-free New Yearâ€™s Eve events.
The North Dakota Department of Human Servicesâ€™ Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services said up to 75 communities can receive funding.
Events must last a minimum of four consecutive hoursâ€”including midnightâ€”and must be alcohol and drug free and suitable for all ages.
â€œNew Yearâ€™s Eve is often associated with alcohol use. We want to provide opportunities for communities to host alcohol and drug free events for residents,â€ Pamela Sagness, prevention administrator for the division, said in a statement. â€œThis is part of an ongoing effort to provide substance abuse prevention resources at the local level.â€
The deadline to apply is Dec. 3. The application is available at http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/mentalhealth/prevention/community-services.html