Pennsylvania anti-drug groups get $2.4 million in federal grants

    Twenty drug-free groups in Pennsylvania will share $2.4 million in federal grants for their efforts to prevent and reduce drug abuse. A dozen of the organizations are in our area.

    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced the funding yesterday, which will go toward 16 groups that have already received funding and four new groups.

    The Coatesville Youth Initiative and the Building a Better Bensalem Together Community Coalition will each get about $125,000 as new grant recipients. Organizations in Chester, Philadelphia, Quakertown, Newtown, King of Prussia, Norristown, Fairless Hills and Doylestown will each get $75,000 to $125,000 for their continuing grants.

    The money comes from the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Drug Free Communities Support Program

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