Unite Coalition recieves $625,000 grant

November 9, 2014
Pictured are Gilbert Holland, Knox County UNITE Local Government Representative, Marcia Dixon, Drug Free Communities Director, and Claudia Gibson Greenwood, Knox County UNITE Coalition Chair.

Pictured are Gilbert Holland, Knox County UNITE Local Government Representative, Marcia Dixon, Drug Free Communities Director, and Claudia Gibson Greenwood, Knox County UNITE Coalition Chair.

Special to the Mountain Advocate


Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced 680 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, totaling $84 million to communities across the country. The grants will provide local communities funding to prevent youth substance use and support the Administration’s National Drug Control Strategy, which treats our Nation’s drug problem through a balanced public health and safety approach. The Knox County UNITE Coalition from Barbourville, Kentucky, was one of the grant recipients and will receive $625,000 in DFC grant funds to involve and engage their local community to prevent substance use among youth.

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