Congressman Joseph Kennedy III may be down in DC, but he's trying to fight drugs closer to home.
Needham Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will receive $125,000 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), according to a release from Kennedy's office. The grant will be used to fund drug prevention activities in Needham, and is part of the ONDCP’s Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program.
Said Congressman Kennedy in a press release. “This DFC grant will give members of the Needham Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition the funds needed to make a difference in the lives of young men and women in Needham. The town has made impressive strides in drug education and prevention, and I congratulate the Coalition on earning this grant.”
Since 1998, when the DFC program began more than 2000 communities in all 50 US states and many of its outlying territories have received similar grants.