The County Commissioners will consider offering the Carroll Youth Services Bureau $9,000 to allow expansion of programs while the agency awaits word on a state grant.
The county has applied to a state health agency for a grant to allow the establishment of a Children of Alcoholics program, which would provide counseling for youth deemed at risk of encountering problems.
The grant would provide money for start-up costs, including office rent, salaries for two counselors and overhead expenses, said Steven D.
Powell, County Department of Management and Budget director. The grant, which should be decided on by the end of November, would be a five-year commitment, he said.
The $9,000 from the county would allow Youth Services to expand into additional space at the JCK Center in Westminster in case the grant did not come through, said Powell.
The bureau needs extra space for a collaborative program it will operate next year with Carroll County Public Schools, said Powell.
The county money could be recouped if the grant comes through, he said.
A private citizen has agreed to pay $5,000 for renovation work of the offices while the grant application is reviewed, said Powell.
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