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Nine communities win grant funding to help community-based solutions to drug addiction

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Congressman Nick Langworthy has announced the awarding of nine Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grants to organizations within his Congressional District, spanning Schuyler and Steuben counties. These organizations are primarily focused on youth substance use prevention. The DFC Support Program, which provides the funding, is aimed at fortifying community-based coalitions dedicated to curbing youth substance use.

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The DFC Support Program provides grants up to $125,000 annually for five years. These funds aim to enhance the infrastructure between local partners, facilitating a sustained reduction in local youth substance use. Specific grant amounts and additional details will be provided directly by the Biden Administration to the selected recipients.

In Schuyler County, the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs will receive one of the grants. In Steuben County, the funding will be awarded to the Steuben Prevention Coalition located in Bath. These grants serve as a vital resource in the fight against youth substance misuse within these communities.