Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced 697 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, totaling $86 million. Floyd Against Drugs and The Council on Alcohol and Drugs from Rome was one of the grant recipients and was awarded $625,000 in DFC grant funds to involve and engage their local community to prevent substance use among youth.

The grants will provide local community coalitions funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco and alcohol.

`Our goal is to make Rome a safe and healthy environment for our youth,` said Jason Airman, Floyd Against Drugs President. `Prevention is a powerful tool to counteract drug use in our community, and we will use this funding to help youth in Rome make healthy choices about substance use.`

For more information about the Administration efforts to reduce drug use and its consequences, or to learn more about the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/Drug-Free-Communities-Support-Program