Trump Administration Announces Second Phase of FY 2020 Drug-Free Communities Grant Awards, Continuing Commitment to Substance Use Prevention | Beaufort County Now | Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced a second phase of Fiscal Year 2020 grants for the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program of approximately $24 million. | President Donald J. Trump, dnlds wht hs, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Trump Administration Announces Second Phase of FY 2020 Drug-Free Communities Grant Awards, Continuing Commitment to Substance Use Prevention

Press Release:

    Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced a second phase of Fiscal Year 2020 grants for the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program of approximately $24 million in continued funding for 192 current DFC Support Program grant recipients advocating substance use prevention among youth across the United States. The grants announced today join the 340 continuation grants and nearly $42.5 million in support announced last month, with a third and final phase of funding to be announced later this year.

    "With this latest round of Drug-Free Communities program funding, the Trump Administration continues to prove its unwavering commitment to lowering substance use rates among our Nation's youth. It is fitting that this latest round of support for our DFC program be issued during National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. The fact is, DFC coalition leaders, volunteers, and - most importantly - its thousands of student participants work tirelessly all year long to promote the joys of a drug-free life. ONDCP is honored to provide the financial support that allows the 192 DFCs included in this second phase of grant announcements to continue their critical work," said ONDCP Director Jim Carroll.

    "CDC is committed to strengthening local capacity to develop innovative, community-based programs that save lives," says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. "Our partnership with the ONDCP and with community coalitions is critical to our Nation's efforts to prevent substance use among youth."

    The DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of environmental strategies to address local substance use problems.

    In July, ONDCP released the 2020 Executive Summary and Annual Report for its DFC grant recipients, which continue to consistently yield a reduction in youth substances use rates.

    Effective October 1, 2020, the DFC Program's day-to-day management is being performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control under an agreement with ONDCP.

You can visit a collection of all White House posts by clicking here.




HbAD0

Latest State and Federal

President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals
I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that additional steps must be taken to deal with the national emergency related to significant malicious cyber-enabled activities declared in Executive Order 13694 of April 1, 2015.
Today, President Donald J. Trump awarded Presidential Commendations to the below individuals in recognition of their exceptional efforts on Operation Warp Speed.
My fellow Americans: Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens.
On February 15, 2019, by Proclamation 9844, I declared a national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States to deal with the border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security interests.
Today, we are announcing the designation of both the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain as "Major Security Partners" of the United States.

HbAD1

In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind.
On February 15, 2019, by Proclamation 9844, I declared a national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States to deal with the border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security interests.
Please see pages 3 & 4 of today's update for an announcement of additional vaccine opportunities for next week (1/20 - 1/22) and information on how COVID vaccine supplies and allocations impact on Beaufort County.
Today, President Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum on Securing United States Government-Supported Research and Development.
Governor Roy Cooper and the NC Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission invite everyone to the virtual 2021 NC State Employees’ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Program and John R. Larkins Award Ceremony.
For the past 4 years, the Trump Administration has been committed to strengthening American leadership in artificial intelligence (AI).
Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the District of Columbia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement the District's response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the 59th Presidential Inauguration from January 11 to January 24, 2021.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top