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Dutchess Drug Prevention Program Gets $125K Federal Grant

Sean Patrick Maloney
Sean Patrick Maloney Photo Credit: File

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Drug prevention efforts are coming to Dutchess thanks to a federal grant.

Rep. Sean Maloney (D-Cold Spring) announced a $125,000 grant to the Southern Dutchess Community Coalition, an affiliation of CAPE of Dutchess.

“One of the best ways to combat the heroin and opioid crisis is to keep our kids from using drugs in the first place,” said Rep. Maloney. “Prevention starts at home, but this investment will provide the community support that parents, teachers, and coaches need to get in the game and help us fight this epidemic together.”

Bryana Trumpetto, project coordinator the Southern Dutchess Community Coalition, said they were thrilled to receive the grant.

"It’s great to know that officials at all levels of government are committed to fighting the heroin and opioid epidemic in the Hudson Valley,” said Trumpetto. “Our coalition partners are committed to the cause and these resources will allow us to continue our work.”

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