More programs aimed at fighting opioid addictions in Broome County are coming to area schools thanks to a grant from the federal Drug Free Communities Support Program.

Coordinated Care Services will use $125,000 each year for five years to work with schools and the community to reduce drug and alcohol abuse.  The county can reapply for another 5 year, $625,000 grant.

Officials say the goal of the grant money will strengthen the Broome Opioid Abuse Council focus on youth substance abuse.  BOAC is planning to broaden its work with organizations serving youth and increase community awareness of programs concerned with substance abuse.

County officials were joined by local school superintendents to announce the grant award.