Drug-Free Communities Grant
PEPSA and St. Joseph County has been awarded a Drug-Free Communities Grant from The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). The purpose of the grant is to:
- 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 abuse among youth.
- Reduce substance abuse 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.