Capito and Manchin announce four grants for substance use disorders and mental health services for West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced four grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support first responders and address the treatment, prevention, and mental health needs of substance use disorders.

“We must continue to provide our West Virginia communities with the resources they need to deliver innovative, community-based solutions that promote mental health services, treat those in recovery, and prevent individuals from turning to addiction by first place”, Senator Capito said. “This funding announced today is a critical part of our efforts to fight this devastating disease, and I’m confident it will help create healthier, safer communities in West Virginia.”

“I am pleased that HHS is investing more than $1.6 million in these four critical programs to strengthen mental health services, increase access to treatment for substance use disorders, and support first responders across the country. West Virginia. I supported the City of Huntington and Clay County bids, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this critical funding. “ said Senator Manchin.

The individual awards are included below:

  • $790,000 (West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources): Police and peers
  • $499,947 (Town of Huntington, West Virginia): Train responders to assess, initiate and navigate (TRAIN)
  • $200,000 (Morgan County Rescue Service): Morgan County Relief Service Rural Recruitment Retention and Training Initiative
  • $136,166 (Clay County, West Virginia): Clay County Ambulance Service Training Grant

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