WASHINGTON – Chuck Grassley today said that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $246,826 grant for the Iowa Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program.
The Iowa Governors Office of Drug Control Policy will use the funds to develop and implement substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities and to create and maintain community-based aftercare services for offenders.
“Substance abuse treatment can help lower the recidivism rate of released prisoners,” Grassley said.
Each year, thousands of local Iowa organizations, colleges and universities, individuals and state agencies apply for competitive grants from the federal government. The funding is then awarded based on each local organization or individual’s ability to meet criteria set by the federal entity.