Category results for "Funding"

D.C. Raids Tobacco Funds

The City Council in the District of Columbia recently grabbed $27 million from the city’s tobacco-settlement fund to address a budget shortfall, the Washington Examiner reported Aug. 7. Lawmakers also voted to hike the city’s cigarette tax, but didn’t devote…

Sentencing and Incarceration Alternatives Project

The Open Society Institute is accepting letters of inquiry for grants under its Sentencing and Incarceration Alternatives Project, which supports groups working to eliminate racial and class disparities in sentencing and incarceration; limit the growth of prisons; mobilize communities affected by high rates of incarceration to call for changes in public policy; promote alternatives to imprisonment; and reduce the length of criminal sentences.

Plan to Certify Mexico’s Human Rights Record Rejected

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has put a hold on a State Department plan to endorse Mexico’s human-rights record, putting in jeopardy U.S. antidrug aid to its southern neighbor. Reuters reported Aug. 5 that Leahy balked at the State Department’s…

Stern Warnings, Scary Pictures Coming to U.S. Cigarette Packs

Cigarette packs in the U.S. will soon feature blunter health warnings and graphic images of body parts riddled with cancer and other diseases associated with smoking, thanks to the tobacco-regulation bill recently passed by Congress and signed by President Obama….

House, Senate Vote to Kill Drug-Free School Formula Grants

Both houses of Congress seem to be of like mind regarding the future of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) program: eliminate the formula-based state grants portion of the program and shift a portion of the funding to the national grants part of the program.

Grants on Substance Use and Abuse Among U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and Families

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs are partnering for a $7-million research project on alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in the military.

Study Sees Rural Nonprofits Lagging Behind Urban Charities

Nonprofit organizations in rural communities are disproportionately smaller and poorer than their counterparts in big cities, according to a study from the Bridgespan Group.

California Slashes Proposition 36 Funding

State law in California requires that nonviolent drug offenders be given the opportunity to attend treatment rather than go to prison, but the fallout from the state's recent budget crisis could mean that many won't be able to access services.

Domestic Dissatisfaction with Mexican Drug War Grows

Mexico’s bloody war on the nation’s drug cartels may be losing public and political support, the Washington Post reported July 28. Some members of President Felipe Calderon’s own political party are calling for a shift in tactics in the face…

Smoking May be Banned Outside NYC Health Facilities

Smokers in New York City may no longer be able to light up on any hospital property or within 15 feet of their entrances and exits under a newly passed City Council bill, the Associated Press reported July 29. The…

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