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Sep 3, 2016 10:28 AM

12 New Hampshire programs win youth drug prevention grants

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire is winning $1.5 million in grant money to support 12 youth-focused substance abuse prevention programs.

The money comes as part of an $86 million federal investment by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Most of the 12 New Hampshire programs including the Franklin Mayor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Task Force, the Nashua Prevention Coalition and All Together of Lebanon have received federal money before.

Reality Check Inc. in Cheshire County and the Haverhill Area Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition are receiving the grants for the first time.

Programs in Rockingham and Merrimack Counties will also receive up to $125,000 through the program.

U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte are praising the new inflow of federal money to fight substance abuse.

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