Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds $2.8 Million in Federal Funding to Prevent Youth Substance
Today, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation applauded $2,875,000 in federal funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program to provide local community coalitions funding to prevent youth substance use.
This funding includes new grants for the Community Health Resource. Inc.’s Griswold PRIDE Coalition and Woodbury-Bethlehem Parent Connection, Inc.’s Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. Both coalitions will receive $125,000 to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance misuse.
“Prevention is key, and this federal funding will strengthen local efforts that educate and inspire our youth to pursue fulfilling, drug-free lives,” said the delegation. “We thank the Drug-Free Communities coalitions across Connecticut for working tirelessly to improve the well-being of our communities and helping children make the right decisions for their health and future.”
In addition to the new funding, the following coalitions will be receiving $125,000 in continuation funding, totaling $2,625,000.
Torrington Coalition to Reduce Youth Substance Use, McCall Center for Behavioral Health
Southington’s Town Wide Effort to Promote Success Coalition, Southington Board of Education
Bristol Prevention Coalition, City of Bristol
East Haddam Local Prevention Council, East Haddam Youth & Family Services, Inc.
Enfield Together Coalition, Town of Enfield
New London Community & Campus Coalition, City of New London
Madison Alcohol & Drug Education Coalition, Town of Madison
Southeastern Regional Action Council on Substance Abuse, Inc., Southeastern Regional Action Council Waterford
Coalition for a Health Empowered Community, Hebron
Ledyard Prevention Coalition, Ledge Light Health District New London
Tri-Town Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Tri Town Youth Services Bureau, Inc. Deep River
Step Up Naugy (SUN) Prevention Coalition, Naugatuck Youth Services, Inc.
Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition, Durham Middlefield Youth and Family Services
Milford Prevention Council Coalition, Bridges Health Care, Inc.
Developmental Assets for Youth (D.A.Y), Town of Guilford
Hamden Positive Choices Coalition, Consultation Center, Inc.
Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families, Town of Stratford
Bridgeport United Coalition, Greater Bridgeport Area Prevention Program, Inc.
Trumbull Partnership Against Underage Drinking (TPAUD), Town of Trumbull
Wolcott Citizens Against Substance Abuse, Wolcott Board of Education
Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Bethel
This year marks the 20th anniversary of DFC support program grand awards. Nationwide, the ONDCP announced $90.9 million in grants to 731 local drug prevention coalitions.