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The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Community Based Coalition Enhancement of Grants to Address Local Drug Crises Grants (CARA Local Drug Crises Grants) program is aimed at current or former Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant recipients to prevent and reduce the use of opioids or methamphetamines and the misuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States.

CARA Local Drug Crises Grants are funded and directed by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) for the day-to-day management of the program. The CARA Grants program was established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-198).

Click here for the list of FY 2021 CARA grant recipients.

Click here for a template press release to be used by CARA grant awardees.

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