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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces $750,000 in New Federal Funding to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

September 29, 2017
Press Release
Office of National Drug Control Policy grants to benefit coalitions in Torrington, Enfield, East Haddam, Naugatuck, Durham, Middlefield, and Bridgeport

(Hartford, CT)—Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives  John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced $750,000 in new federal funding to help prevent youth substance abuse.  This funding, through the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), will benefit coalitions working to end youth substance abuse in Torrington, Enfield, East Haddam, Naugatuck, Durham, Middlefield, and Bridgeport.

“This timely, and critical funding will support the dedicated coalitions in Torrington, Enfield, East Haddam, Naugatuck, Durham, and Bridgeport working tirelessly to ensure that young people in our state don’t start down the path towards addiction,” said the delegation. “We all know the harrowing scourge of substance use and abuse in our cities and towns. With a focus on prevention, this grant will put us one step closer towards realizing safer, drug-free communities. We thank ONDCP for this wise investment and are grateful for the outstanding work done by our local coalitions.”

A full breakdown of the awards is below:

•             Torrington Coalition to Reduce Youth Substance Use, Torrington $125,000

•             Enfield Together Coalition, Enfield, $125,000

•             East Haddam Local Prevention Council, East Haddam $125,000

•             Step Up Naugy Coalition, Naugatuck $125,000

•             Local Wellness Coalition, Durham/Middlefield $125,000

•             Bridgeport United Coalition, Bridgeport  $125,000

 

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