6 Coalitions Awarded DFC Grant to Address Youth Substance Use

White House Drug Policy Office announced Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, to communities across the country.  The grants will provide local communities funding to prevent youth substance use and support the Administration’s National Drug Control Strategy, which treats our Nation’s drug problem through a balanced public health and safety approach.

The DFC Program provides grants of up to $625,000 over five years to community coalitions that facilitate youth and adult participation at the community level in local youth drug use prevention efforts.  Coalitions are comprised of community leaders, parents, youth, teachers, religious and fraternal organizations, health care and business professionals, law enforcement, and media.

Six coalitions across the state of North Carolina received this award:

  • Asheville, NC: The Partnership for Substance Free Youth
  • Brevard, NC: Community Awareness and Recovery Effort Coalition
  • Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition
  • Kill Devil Hills, NC: Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Inc.
  • Murphy, NC:  Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Cherokee County
  • Shelby, NC: Cleveland County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

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