Denton County will submit an application to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office for a $71,833 grant, which would benefit the Denton County Drug Court Program.

County commissioners unanimously approved the submission at a Feb. 25 meeting.

The grant would be used to support the county’s drug court, which offers intensive supervision and treatment to high-risk felony offenders who abuse drugs but who show a “genuine desire” to overcome addiction, according to county officials.

Some of the court’s services are currently covered by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

If the county receives the additional grant from the governor’s office, the funds will go toward services not already covered by the SAMHSA grant, such as counseling, training and program evaluation.