WV Groups Get Grants to Fight Substance Abuse

Five West Virginia groups will receive grants to fight substance abuse.

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller and Congressman Nick Rahall announced the $25,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The groups include the Barbour County Commission Partnership in Philippi, the STOP Coalition in Gilbert, the Health Opportunities for Positive Education Coalition in Welch, the Pocahontas County Drug Abuse Preventive Advisory Group in Hillsboro, and the Taylor County Family Resource Network in Grafton.

Each group will receive training, technical assistance and a $5,000 grant for expanded efforts to reduce substance abuse.

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