ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A $125,000 grant will support local efforts to prevent youth substance misuse in a Maryland county.

Maryland Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin made the announcement Thursday.

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The funding was awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s Drug Free Communities Program.

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The program provides funding to community organizations that facilitate citizen participation in local drug prevention efforts.

The grant will support the Cecil County Drug-Free Communities Coalition’s work to implement social marketing and media campaigns and expand peer-to-peer leadership opportunities.

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