Special to Iredell Free News

The Statesville ABC Board is soliciting proposals for funding from community organizations involved in substance abuse.

Each year, by North Carolina law, the ABC Board in Statesville distributes seven percent of its remaining gross receipts (after other designated distributions) for the treatment of alcoholism or substance abuse, or for research or education on alcohol or substance abuse.

Requests should be submitted by July 15, 2024, and contain the following information: the name of the organization, mailing address, city, state, contact person, telephone number and amount requested; and a one-page description of how the organization plans to utilize the funds. Preference for funding will go to organizations providing direct services in the City of Statesville. In the event there are insufficient applications from this area, the Greater Statesville area will be considered.

The Statesville ABC Board will review the proposals and then select the organizations they wish to interview. At the time of the interview, the organization may be required to submit an organization budget. Interviews will take place during the August 2024 board meeting and the final decision on fund distribution (and the actual distribution) will take place after that meeting. The amount of money available for distribution will not be determined until the annual audit is completed. Distributions to grant recipients are expected to be made in October of this year.

Tip Nicholson, Statesville ABC General manager, advises applicants to read over the program information and application carefully before submitting a proposal. These documents can be found online at www.statesvilleabc.com or by email to tip.nicholson@gmail.com.

The application should be emailed to tip.nicholson@gmail.com.