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Goodlatte Applauds Sixth District Drug-Free Communities Grant Recipients

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Washington, September 22, 2017 | Beth Breeding (2022255431) | comments
There is no quick and easy solution to wiping out this epidemic. It requires states, the federal government, and community groups to work together to combat drug abuse, with enforcement, prevention, education, and treatment as key components. I will continue to work with folks in Sixth District communities as well as lawmakers in Congress to advance solutions that will provide more tools to help addicts reclaim and rebuild their lives, stop drug traffickers, and make our communities safer. Our neighbors, friends, and loved ones n
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On Thursday, the Office of National Drug Control Policy announced 719 grants to community coalitions across the country through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. The DFC is the nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use. Five Sixth District entities were FY2017 continuation grant award recipients.

Congressman Bob Goodlatte released the following statement congratulating Sixth District recipients of these grants:

“Opioid addiction knows no boundaries, and our children are among some of the most vulnerable. Lives have been taken far too early and bright futures wasted away. Today’s drug epidemic calls for action at all levels of government and civic life to protect our citizens. I am pleased that several entities in the Sixth District have been awarded federal grants through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program to aid their work to prevent youth substance use. Through this program they will be able to continue building the infrastructure and relationships needed to take action locally.

“There is no quick and easy solution to wiping out this epidemic. It requires states, the federal government, and community groups to work together to combat drug abuse, with enforcement, prevention, education, and treatment as key components. I will continue to work with folks in Sixth District communities as well as lawmakers in Congress to advance solutions that will provide more tools to help addicts reclaim and rebuild their lives, stop drug traffickers, and make our communities safer. Our neighbors, friends, and loved ones need our help.”

Sixth District FY2017 Continuation Grant Award Recipients

• Rockbridge Area Community Services: Rockbridge Area Prevention Coalition
• James Madison University: Futuro Latino Drug-Free Communities
• City of Waynesboro: Greater Augusta Prevention Partners (GAPP) Coalition
• Page Alliance for Community Action
• Blue Ridge Behavioral Health Care: Roanoke Prevention Alliance, Inc.
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