$72 Million Awarded to Community Anti-Drug Coalitions

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) awarded a total of $72 million to various youth drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention programs nationwide.

$17.1 million was awarded to 176 new communities under ONDCP's Drug-Free Communities matching grants, with an additional $54 million supporting 535 existing community coalition projects. New grantees were chosen from a pool of 411 applicants, for grants up to $500,000 per year for five years.

In addition to matching grants, 24 grants totaling $1.7 million were distributed to existing grantees under the Drug Free Communities Mentoring Program, with another $929,470 in continuance grants.

Since the inception of the Drug-Free Communities Act in 1997, $320 million has been awarded to over 1,000 anti-drug coalitions.

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