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.
The U.S. Department of Education will award a pair of grants to support school-based prevention programs aimed at Native Hawaiian youth.
The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) Programs for Native Hawaiians is open to organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians for the benefit of Native Hawaiians (defined as any individual whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area that now comprises the state of Hawaii).
Funds may be used to plan, conduct, and administer programs to prevent or reduce violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, or delinquency. A total of $579,518 is available. Application deadline is July 30.
For more information, see the full grant announcement (PDF).