8 W.V. Groups To Share $1M Drug Abuse Funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Eight community coalitions in West Virginia will share $1 million in federal grants awarded to reduce youth substance abuse.

Each coalition will receive $125,000.

Grants were awarded to Morgan County Partnership, Inc., Community Connections, Inc. of the Creating Opportunities for Youth Coalition in Bluefield, Strong Through Our Plan Coalition in Gilbert, United Way of the River Cities, Inc. of the Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership, Marshall County Family Resource Network of the Marshall County Anti-Drug Coalition, Jackson County Health Department of the Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition, Brooke Hancock Family Resource Network of the Brooke Hancock Drug Prevention Coalition and Youth Services System, Inc. as part of Ohio County Substance Abuse Prevention.

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

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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