Local organizations are receiving mini-grants that will help fight the heroin epidemic.

County Executive Jason Garnar awarded funding to: the Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome, Truth Pharm, the Southern Tier Aids Program and Broome-Tioga BOCES.

The money is coming from the county's $25,000 grant for opioid overdose prevention efforts.

The Boys and Girls Club director says this will help their Smart Moves program.

Now they will be able to educate more children on drugs and alcohol.

“It's really sad when you think about all the people who are dying from addiction so if we can reach out children at an early age, I think we're going to be able to lick the problem,” said Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome Development Director Betty Casey.

The other organizations will use the funding to put naloxone in high risk areas such as gas stations and restaurants, as well as for student recovery programs.