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By Michele Smith
The Times 

CFYF Won't Re-Up Drug Free Communities Grant


DAYTON—After weighing the pros and cons of reapplying for an additional five years of the Drug Free Communities Grant, the Coalition for Youth and Families decided not to do so at this time.

“Basically, the extra requirements of the grant are so huge, and we don’t have enough people who have the time to dedicate to the application,” said Peggy Guiterrez, the grant coordinator, about the decision not to apply. “We also don’t have the technical assistance we had when we wrote the original five years ago.

“The instructions to write the document are 117 pages long, and the applica...

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