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Tribe to receive $32K from smokers

KINGMAN - With every cigarette lit and every pipe filled with tobacco, Arizona residents are contributing to early childhood development.

More than $91 million was collected to spend on early childhood development this year utilizing funds from 80-cent tax on tobacco products approved by Arizona voters in Proposition 203 three years ago. Ninety percent of the money goes to early childhood programs and 10 percent goes to administrative costs.

First Things First along with the Hualapai Tribe Regional Partnership Council will present a $32,813 check to the Hualapai Tribe at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Hualapai Tribal Council Chambers in Peach Springs.

The funds are designated for the increase in the quality of and access to the early childhood development and health systems. Early childhood spans from birth to age 5.

For more information, go to www.azftf.gov.