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Sep 9, 2015 11:05 AM

Youth substance-abuse prevention programs getting $1.25M

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire is getting $1.25 million in federal funding for youth substance abuse prevention programs.

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program will distribute 10 grants of $125,000.

First-time recipients are the Somersworth Prevention Coalition; Raymond Coalition for Youth; We've Got Your Back Coalition, which serves Winchester; and Franklin Mayor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Task Force, which serves Franklin and Hill.

Continuing grants went to Merrimack Safeguard; Bridging the Gaps-Rochester Community Coalition for Alcohol and Drug Prevention; Southern Rockingham Coalition of Youth Prevention of Marijuana and Prescription Drug Abuse project; All Together of Lebanon; Monadnock Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coalition of Keene; and Nashua Prevention Coalition.

Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen announced the grants Tuesday.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte said the funding will help fight the state's growing drug abuse problem.


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