Grants Continue for Drug-Free Community Program

Office of National Drug Control Policy announces extensions.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced the continuation of 340 grants that assist with the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement, “the DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of environmental strategies to address local substance use problems.”

“In order to create safe and healthy places for the next generation to thrive, it is critical to connect with our communities’ children now and educate them about the dangers of substance use,” said ONDCP Director Jim Carroll. “The Drug-Free Communities, administered across the United States by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, are proven prevention programs tailored to do just that, meeting the local needs in each community with evidence-based prevention strategies. The Trump Administration will continue expanding the number of community-based coalitions dedicated to the critical mission of stopping substance use among our youth before it starts.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president’s administration as it continues to address the opioid crisis. 
  • For Director Carroll as he leads the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
  • For those who are vulnerable to or struggling with addiction or substance abuse.

Sources: The White House 


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