HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today issued a reminder to nonprofit and government agencies throughout the Commonwealth that the application for the Office of Attorney General’s Community Drug Abuse Prevention Grant Program is available online at www.attorneygeneral.gov .
Applications are currently being accepted for the grant period that ends June 30, 2016.
The Community Drug Abuse Prevention Grant Program is offered to nonprofit and government agencies to facilitate education and outreach activities centered on drug abuse and prevention. Since 1987, the Office of Attorney General has awarded more than $1.7 million to organizations across Pennsylvania as part of this program.
“As we continue to prosecute those who sell illegal drugs, it is equally important to inform the public about prevention skills and the dangers of drug use,” said Kane. “Education is an essential part of our efforts to target the drug epidemic that afflicts so many communities in the Commonwealth.”
The purpose of the Community Drug Abuse Prevention Grant Program is to bring an age-appropriate, innovative and fact-based educational program to students, parents and members of the community. The message is limited to the dangers and effects of the illegal use of prescription drugs, illegal street drugs, synthetic drugs and underage drinking.
The goals of the program are:
- To educate the public.
- To prevent substance abuse by encouraging interaction and collaboration among community groups, parents, educators, students, businesses and law enforcement agencies.
- To help develop and expand community groups and grassroots organizations dedicated to fighting drug and alcohol abuse.
- To facilitate innovative, age appropriate drug and alcohol prevention programs.
Additional information regarding the Community Drug Abuse Prevention Grant Program is available by calling the Office of Attorney General at (717) 787-3391.