Municipal Alliances

About the Alliances

A Municipal Alliance is a municipal level grassroots organization comprised of:

  • Agency representatives
  • Community members
  • Counselors
  • Parents
  • Police
  • Others interested in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse
  • School staff
  • Teachers
  • Youth

Created in 1989, The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) oversees the Alliances on the State level. GCADA awards funds to each County based on an approved County-wide initiative and funding formula for each Municipal Alliance. The County then awards funding to each municipality with a Municipal Alliance. The Municipal Alliances are tasked to implement local, grassroots drug education/prevention activities that focus on providing youth and the community with education on the harms of drug misuse and resources/programs to prevent drug and alcohol misuse. 

Statewide, the Municipal Alliances exist in over 500 of New Jersey’s Municipalities offering over 2,000 drug and alcohol prevention programs, serving 10,000s of residents. Locally, Cape May County has four Municipal Alliances encompassing 8 Municipalities.

Statewide, the Municipal Alliances exist in over 500 of New Jersey’s Municipalities offering over 2,000 drug and alcohol prevention programs, serving 1,000s of residents. Locally, Cape May County has seven Municipal Alliances encompassing 14 Municipalities. 

Alliances