Partners in Prevention is one of 731 local drug prevention coalitions to receive
funds from President Trump's announced $90.9 million in grants
Partners in Prevention is excited to announce they are one of 731 drug prevention coalitions to receive the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant award and only one of two in the state of Minnesota. President Trump and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced a record number of awards last week, granting over $90.9 million to organizations all across the country. This is the largest group of single-year grantees since the programs founding in 1997. The (DFC) Support Program, created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 is the Nation's leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use. Receiving this grant will provide Partners in Prevention funding to strengthen the infrastructure among local community partners to create and sustain reduction in youth substance abuse, including but not limited to: alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, and tobacco.
“It has been an incredible journey over the last 5 years serving this community and we are thrilled to continue making a difference in the years to come,”
“Every child deserves to have all of the structures and resources in place to choose a healthy trajectory," said Director Alison Wobschall. "We are trying to help lay an infrastructure for families to be able to provide that chance for their youth. We’ve seen some fantastic changes over the last few years and see nothing but potential looking ahead. This is an unprecedented opportunity for our community. By the end of this grant, we will have been awarded $1,250,000 from the federal government over 10 years to make this is better place for youth. I feel that profound pressure in the best way and with so much genuine care and concern for this community, I look forward to continuing this work.”
Partners in Prevention (#partnersinpreventionmn) is a community coalition working to prevent and reduce youth substance use. The coalition is nearly all volunteers representing more than twelve different sectors within the community, including: business, civic/volunteer organizations, health care, government, law enforcement, media, and other substance abuse organizations, parents, religious organizations, school, youth, and youth-serving organizations.