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$8.4M grant targets mental health issues among school-aged youth

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Utah State Board of Education with a 5-year, $8.4 million substance abuse and mental health services administration grant. (File Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) -- Utah is getting a financial boost to help children boost their health.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Utah State Board of Education with a 5-year, $8.4 million substance abuse and mental health services administration grant targeting mental health issues among school-aged children.

Utah anticipates using that money to move forward with Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) in the Alpine, Cache and Jordan School Districts, a press release stated.

Together these districts serve more than 150,000 students or nearly a quarter of Utah’s public school population, the prepared document also said.

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