Headway Coalition Announces Three Year, $150,000 CARA Grant
Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency (NC RESA) has announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded a three-year CARA community enhancement grant to Headway Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.
The CARA grant program was created by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States. Headway Coalition is one of two CARA grants awarded in the State of Michigan and fifty across the country.
The coalition aims to prevent youth substance abuse and help implement comprehensive strategies throughout Newaygo County. Headway Coalition engages key stakeholders including: Law Enforcement, Healthcare Personnel, Parents, Youth, Schools, Media, and many more. The CARA federal grant funds will increase the coalition’s ability to address the growing prescription drug and opioid crisis.
Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency serves as the coalition’s fiduciary. For more information about the Headway Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, please contact:
Rachel Uganski, MBA Drug Free Communities Coordinator 231.652.3612 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.headwaynewaygo.org