Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $125,000 for the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Communities Support and Outreach Program | Congressman Tim Ryan
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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $125,000 for the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Communities Support and Outreach Program

July 19, 2021
Press Release

Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today is announcing a $125,000 federal grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (YUMADAOP) to enhance local ability to prevent and reduce substance misuse among youth and adults in Youngstown and Mahoning County. The grant will fund YUMADAOP’s Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, with additional support provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

“Every community in this country has felt the pain of addiction and the families facing this crisis need our help. It is critical that we ensure those working to combat addiction in our community have the resources they need,” said Congressman Ryan, Co-chair of the House Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. “I commend the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (YUMADAOP) for their continued commitment to assisting those struggling with addiction in our community. These funds will help ensure that those suffering from addiction in Youngstown and the Mahoning County will continue to receive the resources, support, and treatment they need.”

“This funding will enable the Coalition For Health Promotion, a project of Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program, to continue to engage in prevention efforts to reduce youth alcohol and drug use in our community, and to strengthen and establish community partnerships to achieve this aim,” said Darryl Alexander Dr., Executive Director of YUMADAOP. “The return on investment not only benefits our young people and their families, but evidence-based substance abuse prevention efforts also results in cost savings by reducing the number of youth transitioning into adulthood that might require addiction treatment services. We are thankful for the continued support of Congressman Tim Ryan, as well as Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown in securing funding for communities across America to address the issue of substance misuse.” 

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Program is funded and administered by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, with grants management support provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This second group of notifications is for an additional 124 FY 2021 DFC continuation awards for the period from September 30, 2021, to September 29, 2022, bringing the total of FY 2021 DFC continuation awards announced to date to 250 nationwide, amounting to approximately $31 million.

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