3 W.Va. Groups get Drug Abuse Grants

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Three West Virginia community coalitions are receiving federal grants to reduce youth drug abuse.

Community Connections Inc. received $125,000 for the Creating Opportunities for Youth Coalition in Bluefield.

Another $125,000 went to the Strong through our Plan Coalition in Gilbert.

The United Way of the River Cities Inc. also received $125,000 for the Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership in Huntington.

U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin and Rep. Nick Rahall announced the grants Thursday.

The funding comes from a program administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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