Funding supports anti-abuse efforts in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two Louisville coalitions will share $1.25 million in federal funding to assist efforts to reduce and prevent substance abuse among young people.
The grants are being awarded to the 7th Street Corridor PAL Coalition and the Louisville Alliance for Youth. Each organization will receive $625,000 over the next five years for prevention efforts. The grants are provided through the federal Drug-Free Communities Support Program.
U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth made the announcement on Tuesday.
According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 90 percent of adults who have addiction problems began using the substances before age 18.
The Drug-Free Communities Program was created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 and reauthorized by Congress in 2001 and 2006.
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