U.S. Senator McConnell Secures Nearly $2.5 Million to Fight Drug Abuse in Kentucky

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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will provide $2,499,828 through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program to 20 community programs throughout Kentucky.

As part of a comprehensive approach to combatting the drug abuse epidemic through prevention, treatment, and interdiction, the DFC program awards grants to organizations that fight substance abuse among young people.

Senator McConnell supports the DFC program as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and secured $106 million for the initiative in this year’s government funding bill, which the Senate passed and the President signed into law this March.

“Recent CDC data confirms that the substance abuse epidemic in Kentucky is entering its worst phase yet. In response, I have helped mobilize federal resources to combat this crisis across the Commonwealth and hosted Drug Czars from several administrations to see the effects of our efforts firsthand. I’m glad the Drug-Free Communities program, which plays a special role in fighting drug abuse among young people, is investing in Kentucky and helping to keep dangerous substances out of our communities,” said Senator McConnell.

The following organizations received funding through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Program Senator McConnell supports as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Facility

Program

Location

Funding

Bullitt County Board of Education

Bullitt County Partners in Prevention

Shepherdsville

$125,000

Butler County Educational Foundation, Inc.

Butler County Drug Free Coalition

Morgantown

$125,000

Campbell County Drug Free Alliance, Inc.

Campbell County Drug Free Alliance

Newport

$125,000

Casey County School District

Casey County KY ASAP

Liberty

$125,000

Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District

Erlanger-Elsmere Early Childhood Community Collaborative, E3C

Erlanger

$125,000

Family & Children’s Place, Inc.

Central Louisville Coalition

Louisville

$125,000

Gallatin County Board of Education

Champions for a Drug Free Gallatin County

Warsaw

$125,000

Grant County Schools

Champions for a Drug-Free Grant County

Williamstown

$125,000

Graves County Fiscal Court

Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention Community Support Program

Mayfield

$125,000

Hope’s Hands, Inc.

Owen County Drug Prevention Coalition

Owenton

$125,000

Madison County Health Department-Nancy Crewe

Youth Impact Team

Berea

$124,828

Mental Health America Of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio

Mental Health America of Northwest Kentucky and Southwest Ohio, Inc.

Ft. Mitchell

$125,000

Muhlenberg County Health Department

Champions for a Drug-Free Muhlenberg County

Central City

$125,000

Oldham County Health Department

Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County

LaGrange

$125,000

Pendleton County Board of Education

Champions for a Drug Free Pendleton County

Butler

$125,000

Seven Counties Services, Inc.

The Graymoor-Devondale Healthy Community Coalition

Louisville

$125,000

Shawnee Transformation Youth Coalition

Shawnee Transformation Youth Coalition

Louisville

$125,000

Spencer County Public Schools

Spencer County Community Action Network

Taylorsville

$125,000

The Save Our Kids Coalition, Inc.

Drug Free Warren County

Bowling Green

$125,000

Wolfe County Fiscal Court

Wolfe County Coalition UNITED Against Drugs

Campton

$125,000

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