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9/20/2017 - The Bangor Region Substance Abuse Task Force awarded a $125,000 grant for youth substance abuse prevention

On Tuesday, September 19, the City of Bangor was informed by Senator Collins’s office that the Bangor Region Substance Abuse Task Force was awarded a $125,000 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant.   The Bangor Region Substance Abuse Task Force serves the communities of Bangor, Brewer, Hampden and Hermon and is among the 99 communities that received new DFC grants in FY 2017.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, administers the DFC program.  Established in 1997, the DFC’s mission is to mobilize communities to address youth substance abuse at the local level.  Evaluation data indicates that where DFC dollars are invested, youth substance abuse is lower.  The Bangor Region Substance Abuse Task Force will use DFC grant monies to address youth primary prevention of alcohol, marijuana, electronic vapor devices and opioid use.