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Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Programs To Receive Federal Funds

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting $1.25 million in federal funding for youth substance abuse prevention programs across the state.

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program run by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy 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 were awarded 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.

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