Last week, in an effort to continue fighting the opioid epidemic, President Trump announced that $90.9 million in Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants would be awarded to drug prevention coalitions. Congressman Sam Graves, (MO-06), is pleased to announce that several of those grants will go to communities in Missouri’s 6th District.

Congressman Sam Graves

“Substance use and abuse destroys live and it destroys families. The opioid epidemic, in particular, is destroying our communities,” said Graves. “I’m glad to see several facilities in the 6th District receive this money and I applaud the work that they do and the Trump administration for recognizing the importance of combating this deadly opioid crisis. I look forward to hearing their success stories.”

The grants will provide local community coalitions funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. The State of Missouri received nearly $2 million in funding. Of that, Missouri’s 6th Congressional district received half a million.

Communities in, or serving the 6th District receiving grants included:

New Grant Awards
Smithville Community In Action Coalition
3100 NE 83rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64119

Continuation Grant Awards
Lee’s Summit CARES
901 NE Independence Avenue
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

Liberty Alliance for Youth, Inc.
3100 NE 83rd Street
Suite 1001
Kansas City, MO 64119

Excelsior Springs SAFE
300 West Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant awards began 20 years ago. This year’s award recipients represent the largest number of single-year grantees since the program’s founding. For more information on the program, you can visit the Office of National Drug Control Policy website.