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Arizona to apply for grant for abstinence program

PHOENIX — State officials are moving to save an abstinence education program by making a last-minute pitch for continued federal funding.

The Department of Health Services said Friday it has applied for a $1 million federal grant to continue the program past June.

DHS Director Will Humble said former Gov. Janet Napolitano a year ago decided against applying for more federal funding, and money to provide the state’s matching share was omitted from the budget enacted last June.

Humble said contractors will provide the state’s $776,000 matching share for the new federal grant.

Humble said he decided to apply for the grant while reviewing the department’s programs with the staff of current Gov. Jan Brewer during transition meetings in the past two months.

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