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Overland Park alcohol tax could fund $1.1M for drug, alcohol abuse programs

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 12:20:29-05

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park City Council committee will consider allocating $1.1 million from an alcohol sales tax to area drug and alcohol abuse programs.

A Special Alcohol Fund collects revenue from a tax on the sale of alcoholic beverages by clubs, caterers and drinking establishments in Overland Park.

The money from the fund is used for education, prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. The grant program is managed by the Drug and Alcoholism Council of Johnson County.

On Wednesday, the council's Finance, Administration and Economic Development Committee will recommend the full City Council approve the $1,118,000 grant from the Drug and Alcoholism Council. The Overland Park funding is a 3% increase from 2019.

This story will be updated.