Federal funding to combat local youth drug addiction

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FROM MIDHUDSONNEWS.COM

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, announced last week that 14 local organizations in New York’s 17th Congressional District will receive a total of $1.825 million in federal grants for youth anti-substance abuse initiatives through the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Program.

“Our children and grandchildren are our most valuable resources, and they must have every opportunity to succeed,” said Lowey. “I’m pleased these grants will help…communities across the Lower Hudson Valley.”

In New York’s 17th Congressional District, 13 other local entities awarded continuing DFC grants include three in Rockland County:

  • South Orangetown Community Awareness of Substance Abuse in West Nyack ($125,000) and ($75,000) for the Prevention Education for East Ramapo Coalition;
  • Suffern United Coalition Against Substance Abuse in West Nyack ($125,000).
  • Our Community Against Drug Abuse in Blauvelt ($125,000)

As well as 10 in Westchester:

  • Cortlandt Community Coalition in Cortlandt Manor ($125,000);
  • Port Chester Cares Community Coalition in Port Chester ($125,000);
  • Croton Community Coalition in Croton ($125,000);
  • Mount Kisco Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council in Mount Kisco ($125,000);
  • Blind Brook Community Coalition in RyeBrook ($125,000);
  • Alliance for Safe Kids in Yorktown Heights ($125,000);
  • Irvington Community Advisory Board in Irvington ($125,000);
  • Peekskill Agencies Together (PAT) in Peekskill ($125,000);
  • Dobbs Ferry Youth Services Council in Dobbs Ferry ($125,000);
  • Pleasantville STRONG (Safe Teens, Real Opportunities, New Goals) in Pleasantville ($125,000)
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