The Substance Abuse Policy Board was established on May 9, 1990 with the adoption of Resolution No. 279-1990 per Florida Administrative Code requirements. The duties of the board are to address substance abuse problems, identify additional resources needed to address these problems, develop a prevention strategy and coordinate drug control efforts in Monroe County. The board shall also meet to review and recommend applications for funding under the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program.
Members of the board serve by reason of their job position as outlined in Resolutions 288-1998 and 165-1999. All except the County Commissioner shall continue to serve until they are no longer in that position or termination of the Board by the Board of County Commissioners. The County Commissioner member will be designated by the Board of County Commissioners in November of each year.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG): A national formula-based, block grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. JAG funds are used to improve the criminal justice system and support various activities to prevent and control crime including prevention and education programs, and drug treatment and enforcement programs, to name a few. For more information about the Byrne/JAG Grant program you may visit FDLE’s website: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Grants/JAG.aspx
Clerk's Drug Abuse Trust Fund: These funds have been used to supplement the Byrne/JAG funding and are used for substance abuse treatment and/or educational programs. The SAPAB will make recommendations on the amount of funds to distribute.
Byrne JAG/Clerk's Drug Abuse Trust Fund Application (Fillable Application Form)
The SAPAB will meet to review the applications and make recommendations to the BOCC. The meeting, September 27,2017, is open to the public and applicants are encouraged to attend and answer any questions the SAPAB may have.