21 U.S. Code § 1531 - Establishment of drug-free communities support program

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(a) Establishment

The Director shall establish a program to support communities in the development and implementation of comprehensive, long-term plans and programs to prevent and treat substance use and misuse among youth.

(b) ProgramIn carrying out the Program, the Director shall—
make and track grants to grant recipients;
provide for technical assistance and training, data collection, and dissemination of information on state-of-the-art practices that the Director determines to be effective in reducing substance use and misuse; and
provide for the general administration of the Program.
(c) Administration

Not later than 30 days after receiving recommendations from the Advisory Commission under section 1542(a)(1) [1] of this title, the Director shall appoint an Administrator to carry out the Program.

(d) Contracting

The Director may employ any necessary staff and may enter into contracts or agreements with national drug control agencies, including interagency agreements to delegate authority for the execution of grants and for such other activities necessary to carry out this subchapter.

[1]  See References in Text note below.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

Section 1542(a)(1) of this title, referred to in subsec. (c), was repealed by Pub. L. 115–271, title VIII, § 8203(b)(5), Oct. 24, 2018, 132 Stat. 4112.


2019—Subsecs. (a), (b)(2). Pub. L. 116–74, § 2(c)(1)(A)(ii)(II), made technical amendment to directory language of Pub. L. 115–271, § 8203(b)(4)(A). See 2018 Amendment note below.

2018—Subsecs. (a), (b)(2). Pub. L. 115–271, § 8203(b)(4)(A), as amended by Pub. L. 116–74, § 2(c)(1)(A)(ii)(II), substituted “substance use and misuse” for “substance abuse”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2019 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 116–74 effective as if included in the enactment of subtitle K of title VIII of Pub. L. 115–271, see section 2(c)(2) of Pub. L. 116–74, set out as a note under section 1522 of this title.