Jun 28 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $65,000 FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM IN DOTHAN

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice will soon be releasing $65,380 for the Dothan Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership Inc. 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 Dothan 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 Wiregrass-area. The coalition is entering its fifth year of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program with an emphasis on extending substance abuse prevention outside of the Dothan Area.

Sen. Shelby said “I am pleased to make this announcement for the Dothan Houston County Substance Partnership. These funds will help the coalition and community reduce substance abuse among youth and adults, and will assist with the program’s expansion to six surrounding counties to create a larger Wiregrass Coalition.”