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Graves announces Drug-Free Communities Grants

Sep 4, 2018
Press Release

Kansas City, MO –  Last week, in an effort to continue fighting the opioid epidemic, President Trump announced that $90.9 million in Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants would be awarded to drug prevention coalitions. Congressman Graves, (MO-06), is pleased to announce that several of those grants will go to communities in Missouri’s 6th District.

“Substance use and abuse destroys lives and it destroys families. The opioid epidemic, in particular, is destroying our communities,” said Graves. “I’m glad to see several facilities in the 6th District receive this money and I applaud the work that they do and the Trump administration for recognizing the importance of combating this deadly opioid crisis. I look forward to hearing their success stories.”

            The grants will provide local community coalitions funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. The State of Missouri                          received nearly $2 million in funding. Of that, Missouri’s 6th Congressional district received half a million.

Communities in, or serving the 6th District receiving grants included:

New Grant Awards

 

Smithville Community In Action Coalition

3100 NE 83rd St.

Kansas City, MO 64119

$125,000

 

Continuation Grant Awards

 

Lee's Summit CARES

901 NE Independence Avenue

Lee's Summit, MO 64086

$125,000

 

Liberty Alliance for Youth, Inc.

3100 NE 83rd Street

Suite 1001

Kansas City, MO 64119

$125,000

 

Excelsior Springs SAFE

300 West Broadway

Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

$125,000

 

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant awards began 20 years ago. This year’s award recipients represent the largest number of single-year grantees since the program’s founding. For more information on the program, you can visit the Office of National Drug Control Policy website.