Over $1.8 million in federal drug control grants announced


WASHINGTON – The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy has announced over $1.8 million to Westchester and Rockland County community coalitions to prevent and reduce youth substance use. The funding came from the Drug-Free Communities program.
Three programs totaling $375,000 were new. They include Dobbs Ferry Youth Services Council and Pleasantville STRONG (Safe Teens, Real Opportunities, New Goals), receiving $125,000; Suffern United Coalition Against Substance Abuse, receiving $125,000; and the South Orangetown Community Awareness of Substance Abuse, receiving $75,000.
Grant continuations include:

Alliance for Safe Kids, Inc. in Yorktown Heights – $125,000
Blind Brook Community Coalition – $125,000
Cortlandt Community Coalition – $125,000
Croton Community Coalition – $125,000
Irvington Community Advisory Board – $125,000
Mount Kisco Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council – $125,000
Our Community Against Drug Abuse in Blauvelt – $123,461
Peekskill Agencies Together – $125,000
Port Chester Cares Community Coalition – $125,000
South Orangetown Community Awareness of Substance Abuse in West Nyack – $125,000
Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth – $125,000

“Substance abuse can have disastrous effects on individuals, families, and entire communities,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, NY17), who announced the grants. “I’m pleased these grants will help stem youth substance abuse in the Lower Hudson Valley using a proven method: enabling local coalitions to solve local problems.” 

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