Morgan County Partnership gets $60K grant to fight underage drinking

Morgan County Partnership is one of three West Virginia agencies to receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for substance abuse and mental health services projects.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,362,964 from the HHS to strengthen healthcare services across West Virginia.

“The funding will specifically be used to expand clinical trials through West Virginia University, advance medical research into certain infections through Bluefield State University and support a Morgan County initiative aimed at preventing underage drinking,” the

Senator Manchin said, “I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of these investments and, as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to ensure every West Virginian has the quality, affordable health services they need.”

Individual awards listed below:

$2,858,964 – West Virginia University: Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research

This funding will support expanding clinical trials through increased outreach, marketing and workforce development.

$444,000 – Bluefield State University: Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research

This funding will support examining the relationship between cold-induced stress and certain infections.

$60,000 – Morgan County Partnership

This funding will support a local initiative to prevent underage drinking.