WASHINGTON D.C. – Senators Collins and King announced Maine is receiving more than $2.2 million dollars to support drug-free communities.
The office of national drug policy is awarding the money to several health coalitions and local governments to help prevent youth substance abuse and to foster drug-free communities.
Among those receiving the money in our viewing area, the Healthy Sebasticook Coalition which is receiving $125,000 dollars.
Healthy Acadia is receiving $125,000 to help people in Downeast Maine.
Another $125,000 is going to the greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative.
And the Bangor Public Health Advisory Board will receive another $125,000 to treat substance abuse in the Bangor region.