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A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition

Total Qualifying Score: 9
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $250,001 to $1.5 million – 5 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition
Mountain City, Johnson County, Tennessee 37683

County (ARC Region) Johnson
State (ARC Region) Tennessee


Q1. Mission:


EMPOWER through EDUCATION all members of our community to make the best choices for their lives through understanding of the dangers of substance misuse.

ENCOURAGE those in need of recovery to seek treatment.

ENGAGE those in our recovery community as a valued asset to their families, community and economy of Johnson County.

Bring together community and regional stakeholders to strengthen our community.

Be a community leader and provide resources to our community partners and members.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

Substance Use Disorder is a critical national health concern negatively affecting the workforce capacity of Johnson County by lowering our county’s ability to provide a local, viable, available workforce and therefore weaken our economy. Community members who are not actively seeking treatment for SUD or are not able to maintain long term recovery are adding an additional strain on our community’s already overextended resources. ACTION Coalition is committed to providing resources to those needing treatment and seeking to maintain long term recovery as well as providing education tools to our youth and community alike regarding the dangers of Substance Use. By working through a youth focused coalition we are working to enhance leadership skills and build next generation leaders among our youth. 

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 2/1 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 5/1 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $160,000/$150,000

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $342,475 / $331,671

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $160,000 / $150,000

Balance Sheet

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): No ($)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($26,560)
Received From:   Date Received: 05/04/2020
For What Purpose(s): Payroll Protection Plan loan

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

It has made working in the schools to provide education resources much more difficult as we are having to utilize web based sources. We have not been able to conduct MRT classes in our local jail and we have had tremendous attendance drops in our community education classes. We had to postpone a Sequential Intercept Model training which was going to produce some grant funding for our community and have not been able to attend some of our own training sessions as they were cancelled. As grant funding becomes more difficult to obtain we have had a much harder time with success in our grant applications as well and have had to lay off 3 of our staff members as a result. 

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Concern that those needing mental health and substance use disorder treatment will increase
Concern that those in long term recovery will relapse with no way of getting assistance in our community for SUD
Concern that our youth will not receive the drug education and awareness that is critical to them at this time

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

Without the support of the coalition and its collaboration with regional resources our community will be left with a huge gap in needed SUD services, and as we are the only organization with the expertise to provide Drug awareness education to our students the loss of the work of the coalition will be devastating to Johnson County. By participating in the long term financial management cohort I believe we can restructure and reorganize our coalition and its work to not be reliant solely on grant funding for the work we do. This cohort will provide insights and resources to sustain this work for the long term as a vital part of our community.  


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? No

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Long-term Financial Management

Course #2 Choice: 2-Mission & Operations

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Fall 2020: 6-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021 A: 5-Week Course (Jan. 25, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021)


Name: Trish Burchette, Executive Director

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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