Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board
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 Resolution Nos. 284-2016 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 Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Office of Criminal Justice Grants (OCJG) acts as the State Administering Agency (SAA) or designated pass-through entity for various federal grant programs, e.g., Byrne/JAG Grant Program, from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. OCJG secures, distributes, and manages federal grant funds for Florida’s Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement community.
The : A national formula-based, block grant program administered by the U.S Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Byrne/JAG funds are used to improve the criminal justice system and support various activities to prevent and control crime. JAGC funds may be used to implement programs in the following program areas: (1) law enforcement; (2) prosecution, courts, and indigent defense; (3) prevention and education; (4) corrections, community corrections, and reentry; (5) planning, evaluation and technology enhancements; (6) crime and victim-witness programs; and (7) mental health programs. For more information about the Byrne/JAG Grant program, you may visit FDLE’s website.
: 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.
FY2022-23 Funding Cycle: Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program & Clerk’s Drug Abuse Trust Fund
Submission of the Application and Deadline: To be considered for funding please complete the fillable application form (below). Applications must be received in the Office of Management and Budget, no later than Friday, August 31, 2022 before 5:00 PM (ET).
Application Deadline August 31, 2022 - no later than 5:00 PM
**VERY IMPORTANT: You MUST use Acrobat XI or Acrobat Reader DC to complete and submit the application; other versions Adobe Acrobat do not seem to work with this application form. Link to download free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
Federal Fiscal Year 2021 (FFY21) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant – Countywide
- Monroe County’s allocation for the upcoming fiscal year is $64,154
- Awards will be approved for a six (6) to twelve (12) month project period between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023.
SAPAB Recommendations for Byrne/JAG & Clerk’s Drug Abuse Trust Fund
- Monroe County’s budget for the upcoming year is $55,000
- Awards will be approved for a six (6) to twelve (12) month project period between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022.
- Federal FY2021 SAPAB Funding Recommendations & Applications submitted
- Federal FY2019 SAPAB Recommendations & Applications submitted
- FY2019 SAPAB Recommendations
- FY2018 SAPAB Recommendations
Federal (FFY21) Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Cycle: Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FLDE) - Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program (RSAT)
Aftercare Programs - Aftercare services funded through RSAT must include coordination between the correctional treatment program and other social service and rehabilitation programs. These coordination efforts should include education and job training, parole supervision, halfway houses, self-help, and/or peer group programs.
To qualify as an aftercare program, the head of the aftercare facility must work in conjunction with state and local authorities to assist the placement of program participants into community-based substance abuse programs upon release. Additional information about the RSAT program is found on FDLE's website: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Grants/Programs/RSAT.aspx
Estimated Project Period: January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023
Application to request funding from the RSAT program for Aftercare Services: RSAT Application for Aftercare Services
SAPAB Funding Meeting - FY2023
Date: September 9, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: The Monroe County Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board (SAPAB) will meet virtually via Communication Media Technology ("CMT") using a Zoom Webinar platform. The public will be able to participate via Zoom.
Access points to the September 9, 2022 SAPAB Meeting:
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16465189805,,88639472751# or +16699006833,,88639472751#
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 886 3947 2751
International numbers available: https://mcbocc.zoom.us/u/kdAzppn1V8
If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrator’s Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711”.
Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board Members
|County Commissioner||Michelle Lincoln|
|County Commissioner||Holly Merrill Raschein|
|State Attorney, Designee||Val Winter|
|Public Defender||Robert Lockwood|
|Circuit Court Judge, Designee||Peary Fowler|
|Monroe County Sheriff, Designee||Rick Ramsay|
|Chief, Key West Police Department||Sean Brandenburg|
|Chief, Key Colony Beach Police Department||Kris DeGiovanni|
|Jail Administrator||Tim Age|
|Rep. of Local Drug Treatment Program||Duane Triplett|
|Clerk of the Court||Kevin Madok|
|Superintendent of Education||Theresa Axford|
|Court Administrator||Holly Elomina, Chairperson|
|Florida Department of Corrections, Circuit Administrator||Faith Brown|
|Dir. of Community Mental Health Ctrs||Maureen Dunleavy|
*The membership of the Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board (SAPAB) is in accordance with Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) 11D-9.005. Members serve by reason of their job position/title and shall continue to serve until they are no longer in that position or until termination of the SAPAB.
If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in meeting proceedings, please contact the County Administrator’s Office, by phoning 305-292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711."