BROWN ANNOUNCES $500,000 TO PREVENT YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN NORTHWEST OHIO
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has awarded $500,000 to four Northwest Ohio organizations to implement comprehensive community-wide strategies to address the local drug crisis and prevent substance abuse among youth. The following organizations have each been awarded a $125,000 grant:
- Fulton County Health Department
- Wood County Board of Education
- Swanton Area Community Coalition
- YMCA of Greater Toledo
“We can’t end this public health crisis without first educating our youth about the dangers of substance abuse,” Brown said. “This much needed investment will help ensure youth in Northwest Ohio get the tools and resources they need to make better decisions and prevent substance abuse.”
These funds are a part of the ONDCP’s Drug-Free Community (DFC) Program, which works in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support local communities as they mobilize individuals and organizations to prevent youth substance use by providing local solutions to solve local problems.
Brown has been fighting to ensure ONDCP stays fully funded.