Davis, LaHood Announce $125,000 Drug-Free Communities Grant to BN Parents
U.S. Representatives Rodney Davis (IL-13) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) today announced that the BN Parents organization facilitated by Chestnut Health Systems, Inc. is the recipient of a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant through the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The continuing grant award is for the amount of $125,000.
“Substance abuse is a public health problem across the country, including right here in central Illinois, but fortunately the great staff and volunteers at groups like BN Parents are successfully working to change that,” said Rep. Davis. “It’s great to see BN parents and similar groups receive these grant funds so they can continue their mission and promote healthier communities.”
“BN Parents does great work in the community to deliver an anti-drug and anti-alcohol message to students in Bloomington-Normal,” said Rep. LaHood. “I am grateful to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for awarding these funds, which will enable BN Parents to continue providing important resources to students in central Illinois.”
“Investment in prevention is an investment in our future — and under the Trump Administration, that investment is at an all-time high,” ONDCP Director Jim Carroll stated. “The record support for the DFC program announced by the White House this year will help the people of Bloomington-Normal, promote the evidence-based messages that have been proven to lower illicit substance use among our Nation’s youth.”
BN Parents is a community coalition with a mission of reducing substance use through parent-teen communication on the issue. Additional information can be found at www.BNParents.org.