Democrats Ask Drug Policy Office to Do More to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Twenty Democratic senators are asking the Office of National Drug Control Policy to do more to combat the opioid epidemic, according to the Associated Press.
Drug-market disruption and gang prevention are among the priority areas of the 2010 Community-Policy Partnership Awards, sponsored by the MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
Two types of grants will be made: six Neighborhood Revitalization Awards of $15,000 to $25,000 will recognize community-policy collaborations aimed at crime reduction and economic development; and six Special Strategy Awards of $15,000 will be granted to partnerships that have proven success in applied technology; aesthetics and green space improvement; diversity inclusion and integration; drug-market disruption; gang prevention and youth safety; or seniors and safety.
Community organizations, community development corporations, police/sheriff's departments, community partnerships, Weed & Seed programs, and coalitions comprised of two or more of these groups may apply. Application deadline is Feb. 26.
For more details, see the full RFP on the LISC website.