Federal Funding Announced to Help W.Va. Combat Substance Abuse

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- More than $700,000 in federal funding headed to West Virginia to help combat substance abuse.

Senator Jay Rockefeller and Senator Joe Manchin announced the funding Monday.

The $733,068 in funding comes from the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant program with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Two coalitions received new funding awards including:
West Side Ward 4 Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition: Institute, W.Va. - $108,222 for the coalition to increase efforts that aim to reduce prescription drug abuse and marijuana use among youth.

Kanawha Communities That Care: Charleston, W.Va. - $124,846 to establish and strengthen collaboration with local entities aimed at preventing and reducing substance abuse among youth.

Four coalitions received $125,000 for ongoing efforts to reduce prescription drug abuse:
Ohio County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition: Wheeling, W.Va.

Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention: Weirton, W.Va.

Morgan County Partnership, Inc.: Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition: Ripley, W.Va.


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