A number of communities in the state will be getting their Drug-Free Cities grants renewed, it was announced Wednesday by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Most of the grants are for $125,000 each. The renewals were awarded to Milford, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford, Hamden, Guilford and 14 other towns and cities in the state.
Two other towns in the state were added to the nationwide list of the 731 grant recipients, Griswold and Woodbury.
Communities use these grants to reduce youth access to drugs and alcohol though social marketing campaigns, provide information to students and their parents in middle and high schools, train police officers and other strategies.
The ONDCP said that it allocated $90.1 million to the Drug-Free Cities effort for the 2018-19 fiscal year,