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Dingell Announces $500,000 to Prevent Youth Substance Use in Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced that four organizations in Michigan’s 12th Congressional district have each received $125,000 in federal funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to prevent youth substance use.

“The substance abuse epidemic is impacting too many families and young people in Michigan and across the country,” said Dingell. “We all have a role to play in fostering greater awareness and collaboration to tackle this growing crisis. I am grateful that these organizations are being recognized for their work with these significant awards, and I look forward to continuing to work with them and all stakeholders in our communities to strengthen education, prevention, treatment and recovery so we can reverse the trends of this awful epidemic.”

The organizations that received funding from the ONDCP include:

  • $125,000 for Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)’s Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Community Coalition
  • $125,000 for Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities’ Advocate, Collaborate, Treat, and Reduce (ACT) Program
  • $125,000 for Oakwood Healthcare’s Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force
  • $125,000 for The Guidance Center’s Stop Underage Drinking and Drugs (SUDDs) Coalition in Southgate
Created in 1997, the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program provides grants up to $125,000 per year for five years to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. More information about the DFC Support Program is available here.
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