Cherokee Nation Gets Grant For Substance-Abuse Program

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 9:36 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A $2-million federal grant will be used by the Cherokee Nation to increase its substance-abuse prevention programs in northeastern Oklahoma.

BJ Boyd with the Cherokee's drug and alcohol prevention programs says the grant will double the tribe's drug and alcohol prevention programs.

The grant is from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration which is an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services.