Aug 10 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES $75,000 FOR THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG-FREE DEKALB COUNTY

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice will soon be releasing $75,000 for the Partnership For a Drug-Free DeKalb County. As chairman of the Transportation, Treasury, and General Government Appropriations subcommittee, the Senator was instrumental in including $70 million for the Drug Free Communities Grant Program so that important programs such as the one in DeKalb County may compete for funding.

These funds will assist in providing substance abuse prevention and education services for at-risk youth and young adults in the DeKalb County area. The goals of this partnership are to enhance existing drug and alcohol education and prevention programs, strengthen collaborative efforts among the community, and raise public awareness about youth substance abuse.

Sen. Shelby said “I am pleased to make this announcement for the Partnership For a Drug-Free DeKalb County. These funds will help the community reduce substance abuse among youth and make them more aware of the dangers of the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.”

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