Kankakee and Iroquois counties receive federal grants totaling $1.25 million

December 18, 2020

KANKAKEE — The Kankakee County Pledge for Life Partnership and the Juvenile Justice Council of Iroquois County each received grants for the Drug-Free Communities Support Program.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy announced the third and final phase of grants.

The Pledge for Life Partnership was awarded a continuation grant for a second five-year cycle, while the Juvenile Justice Council of Iroquois County was awarded the five-year grant for the first time. Each grant totals $625,000 during the five-year period.

“I-KAN, working with both coalitions, is excited to direct these federal dollars to Iroquois and Kankakee counties to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse among our youth,” said I-KAN Regional Superintendent Dr. Gregg Murphy.

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