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.