Scranton receives $1 million dollars for wellness programs

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The City of Scranton awarded nearly one million dollars in support of various wellness projects and programs yesterday. Six wellness grants totaling $240,000, fourteen Behavioral Health and Violence Prevention grants totaling over $590,000 and 3 Drug Overdose Prevention grants totaling over $119,000 were given to the non profits. Applications were made in August and September and the funding is part of the city's $68.7 million dollars in American Rescue Plan Act funding. Just over $48,000 from the City's COVID-19 vaccination allocation was also awarded to Hometown Health Care of NEPA to support a vaccine clinic in the city. Four small business grants are also still available. You can learn more at

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