Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced that five local organizations will receive a total of $625,000 in federal grants from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Program to strengthen communities through youth anti-substance abuse initiatives. Earlier this year, Rep. Maloney strongly supported these long-standing community organizations’ grant applications to the ONDCP DFC Program.
“As a father of two young girls, I am deeply committed to doing everything possible to protect our children from the devastation of substance abuse. This investment will strengthen our communities and bolster the important work of many of our neighborhood coalitions dedicated to keeping our kids off drugs and alcohol,” Maloney said.
In New York’s 18th Congressional District, five local initiatives were awarded grants:
- $125,000 – Putnam County Communities That Care Coalition (first-time recipient)
- $125,000 – Middletown Cares Coalition
- $125,000 – TEAM Newburgh Community Prevention Coalition
- $125,000 – Mount Kisco Drug & Alcohol Prevention Council
- $125,000 – Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth