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Sep 8, 2015 8:36 PM

NH youth substance abuse prevention programs to receive $1.25 million in federal funding


CONCORD – The White House announced it will award more than $1.25 million in federal funding to youth substance abuse prevention programs here in New Hampshire.

Ten grants of $125,000 each will go to cities and towns across the state in order to back substance abuse programs for students.

Governor Maggie Hassan and Senator Jeanne Shaheen applauded the nation’s decision to stregthen drug programs in the Granite State.

“We will continue to work with stakeholders at all levels, every single day, to build on our ongoing efforts to combat the substance abuse crisis facing our state,” Hassan said.

Four of the grants are first-time awards, including, Somersworth, Raymond, Winchester, Franklin and Hill.

"The DFC funding awards announced today will contribute significantly to these on-the-ground efforts, and I’m glad these valuable resources are coming to our state," Ayotte said.

Merrimack, Rochester, Lebanon, Keene and Nashua are cities and towns that will receive continuing grants.


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