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Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $100,000)

The Augusta-Richmond County Community Partnership for Children and Families, Inc. (ARCCP) serves Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia a predominantly urban area with a population of 199,775 which is 49.8% African- American. The primary goals of the program are to: 1) strengthen the ARCCP to better address substance abuse reduction; and 2) reduce the use of tobacco, alcohol and marijuana among youth in the community. To achieve these goals the coalition will:
1) increase the perception of the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs through targeted outreach efforts, including public service announcements and participation in community events;
2) sponsor drug-free alternative programs for youth, including after school leadership development activities;
3) provide awareness, education and training to parents and at-risk youth; and
4) strengthen community coalition through strategic planning that includes membership recruitment and resource development.

Date Created: June 13, 2002