Funds to be used to form coalitions to prevent youth substance abuse
The City of Alta will receive $1,700 in state grants to continue the adult English as Second Language program in town this year, and will also be a primary recipient of a state incentive grant given to Buena Vista County for drug prevention that could provide up to $300,000 to county towns over the next three years.
Members of the Alta City Council learned of the two grants for the first time from community volunteer Ginni Cook during their monthly meeting Monday night, and Cook said the money would benefit the city in many ways.
"We're very excited about these programs, because there will be a lot of services that will come to town as a result of this," Cook said. "These grants will really be something that will be a positive for all of Alta."
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