Drug Free Communities Grant Press Conference

Media Alert

When: Wednesday, December 30, 2015, Noon

Where: Bennington County Regional Commission, 111 South Street, Suite 203 Bennington, VT

What: Local organization, Alliance for Community Transformations (ACT) will host a press conference to announce the awarding of a five-year, $625,000 Drug Free Communities Grant through the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Office of the White House.

Who: ACT Chair Lucinda Krautheim, ACT Vice-Chair Katrina Hollis, ACT Director/State Representative, Kiah Morris; ACT Program Coordinator, Nevin Lessard; ACT Executive Committee Member, Sophia Prandini, ACT Youth Empowerment Committee Chair Dare Meunier, Bennington County Regional Commission Executive Director Jim Sullivan, Local Legislators

Why: The Alliance for Community Transformations is one of four funded organizations in the state of Vermont that has been awarded the Drug Free Communities Grant in 2015. A regionally-based, substance abuse and public health coalition, ACT worked collaboratively with multiple agencies, organizations, businesses and community volunteers in the development of the successful grant application and activities that are supported through this funding. The grant goals are as follows:

Grant Goal 1: Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.


Grant Goal 2: Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

Results of recent substance abuse assessments and descriptions of grant activities will be presented at this event.

For more information contact ACT at 802-442-713 extension 9 or 6.



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