If you have a non-profit organization that would like to create a youth substance abuse prevention program, the United Way of the Mark Twain Area would like to hear from you.

The United Way has begun the application process for non-profits to receive a $25,000 grant to fund the new program.

The money is a gift from Continental Cement and Green America Recycling.

Organizations in Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Ralls and Shelby counties have until October 15th to apply to the United Way for funding to start a prevention program geared toward preventing youth from utilizing substances.

The funding application and supporting documents can be found at unitedwaymta.org.