PEPSA is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a Drug-Free Communities support grant through the White House Executive Office of National Drug Control Policy. This annual grant, with Federal funding of $1.25 million dollars over the span of ten years, is the nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use.
The DFC program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local substance use. The main goal is to significantly decrease the past 30-day prevalence of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and prescription drug misuse among middle and high school aged youth.
On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, PEPSA held a press conference at the St. Joseph County-City Building to launch the Drug-Free Communities Grant and to field questions from local media.