BASE was awarded the Sober Truth On Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grant in the fall of 2019. The focus of this grant is to reduce underage drinking in Evansville with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ teens. To enhance the work being done through STOP and DFC, BASE applied for and received the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act Grant (CARA) to prevent methamphetamine and heroin use in Evansville. CARA will allow BASE to expand the focus towards LGBTQ+ and Latinx populations.
To address concerns about diversity and equality, BASE chose to reach out to community members who are involved with LGBTQ+ in Evansville to ask them to serve in advisory capacities on the Pride Action Team.