SARATOGA, NY – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced that two North Country communities, Lowville and Hogansburg, have been awarded funding through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program. United Prevention (UP!) Coalition of Lewis County and the Akwesasne Coalition for Community Empowerment have each been awarded $125,000.
The Drug-Free Communities Support Program is the nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent and reduce youth substance use.
“The North Country has seen an unfortunate spike in drug and substance abuse issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This funding will provide important resources to our communities and help further the efforts of educating and preventing our youth from turning to substance abuse. I will always support initiatives to keep our kids safer and on the path toward better opportunities.”