- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana Parish Drug and Alcohol Awareness Council has been awarded a $625,000 grant over five years to support the group’s local efforts toward preventing substance abuse among youth.

The parish said Tuesday the grant was awarded by the federal Drug Free Communities Support Program, which falls under the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1msgYFx ) the council plans to use the money to, among other things, develop public service announcements and install electronic billboards within the parish for media campaigns.

The council plans to install prescription drop boxes in various locations around the parish and will use grant funds to educate and train alcohol vendors, retail outlet owners and employees prior to implementing alcohol sale compliance checks.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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