Drug Free Communities Support Grant
In September of 2016 the Alliance received the federal Drug Free Communities Support Grant. This grant was created in 1997, by then President Bill Clinton, in hopes of better equipping communities across the nation with the resources and training needed to address substance abuse in their communities. The Drug Free Communities Grant provides the following two mandates for our service.
1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.
2. Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.