What they’re reading in the US: Biden-Harris administration awards $1.5 billion to states and tribes to fight overdose epidemic

Today, as part of National Recovery Month, the Biden-Harris administration announced a series of actions, including distributing $1.5 billion in funds to all states and territories, to combat the overdose epidemic and support the tens of millions of recovering Americans.

Local news outlets across the country — from Utah to Missouri to West Virginia — are reporting state and tribal funding that will support vital programs and policies, such as improving access to treating substance use disorders, removing barriers to medications such as naloxone, and expanding access to recovery support services.

Read a sample of what Americans are reading in the United States below:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin, tribal governments will receive nearly $19 million in federal funding to address the opioid crisis
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is set to receive $16.9 million as part of the $1.5 billion state and tribal grant package. Six of the state’s tribal nations will receive approximately $1.8 million to help address the crisis… The funding is part of a federal program that aims to increase access to drug treatment, make drugs like naloxone more readily available and to expand access to recovery support services.

Herald Dispatch: White House announces support for recovery; $44.3 million earmarked for West Virginia
West Virginia is set to receive $44.3 million in grants and an increase in other White House resources to help it fight — and eventually end — the opioid crisis. Announced Friday, the $44,337,509 Opioid Response Grant was awarded to the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

Republic of Arizona: 5 Arizona tribes receive White House grants to fight opioid addiction
First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra tour the home of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero (left) after a tour of San Xavier Health Center on the Tohono O’odham Nation on March 8, 2022. Five Arizona Tribes will receive $3.63 million in grants to address addiction and recovery from opioids and other drugs, the Biden administration announced Friday.

Sentinel of the Sun: $100 Million in Grants Awarded to Florida and Seminole Tribe to Address Opioid Crisis
The Biden administration said Friday that Florida was getting funding to address the opioid epidemic, as part of a series of policy and funding initiatives. State Department of Children and Families receives $101.3 million grant. A separate grant, $500,000, goes to the Hollywood-based Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nevada will receive $16 million in federal funds to address the opioid crisis
With this funding, Nevada hopes to reduce substance use among youth by implementing prevention programs in school districts. It also wants to expand overdose prevention activities, increase the distribution of fentanyl test strips, and increase the number of so-called harm reduction vending machines… The state also wants to increase access to treatment for alcohol-related disorders. opioid use by increasing educational opportunities for primary care, behavioral health, and peer support providers and increasing the use of telehealth services. Grants will also be used to expand recovery housing capacity and deploy media campaigns that educate patients about pain management alternatives and support services.

Kansas City Star: Here’s where the Biden-Harris opioid crisis and stimulus funding will go in Kansas, Missouri
Grants are to be used to increase access to treatment for substance use disorders, remove barriers to public health interventions such as naloxone, and expand access to support services for recovery such as treatment programs for 24/7 opioids, according to a White House fact sheet.

Colorado Policy: Colorado receives $21 million from the federal government to combat fentanyl and opioid abuse
Colorado is receiving $21 million from the Biden administration to combat opioid abuse, including expanding prevention campaigns targeting youth, the White House announced Friday morning… The funding will also help states increase investments in overdose education, peer support specialists in emergency departments and other strategies.

Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa will receive $9 million to fight the opioid crisis
Rod Courtney of CRUSH of Iowa, a Cedar Rapids-based nonprofit that provides support, resources, education and referrals to people with substance use disorders, called the House’s announcement White Friday’s “encouraging” – specifically, a planned $104 million investment to expand substance use disorder prevention services in rural communities.

Quick Town Diary: South Dakota tribes and organizations will receive $5.4 million in federal funds for the opioid crisis
President Joe Biden announced Friday morning that the US Department of Health and Human Services, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has awarded approximately $1.5 billion to support efforts states, tribal lands and territories to address the opioid crisis and support individuals in recovery. The action is part of SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month grant programs and Stat Opioid and Tribal Opioid Response grant programs.

KTTC (NBC Rochester, MN): Minnesota receives funding to fight opioid addiction
The Biden administration announced new funding to help fight opioid addiction and millions of dollars are being earmarked for Minnesota’s efforts. According to the announcement, the money will be used on several fronts, including prevention and treatment.

KSL (NBC Salt Lake City, UT): Utah gets $10.8 million for opioid crisis
The grant is intended to help states increase access to recovery support services such as 24/7 opioid treatment programs, as well as access to treatment for alcohol-related disorders. substance use. The administration says it’s also there to help break down barriers to public health interventions like naloxone. The money will also allow the state to take proactive measures, including overdose education, peer support specialists in emergency departments, as well as investments in other strategies that could help save lives in hard-hit communities.

KCTV (CBS Kansas City, Missouri): Kansas and Missouri get over $30 million to fight opioid crisis
The Biden administration early Friday morning announced $1.5 billion in domestic funding to help states address the opioid crisis. Of that total, Kansas is expected to receive $8.3 million, while Missouri will receive $25.3 million. On the Kansas side, this grant will go to the state’s Department for Aging and Disability Services and provide access to medication-assisted opioid treatment. On the Missouri side, the money will go to the state Department of Health, which will use the funds to build on the prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction strategies implemented by the targeted response. of Missouri and the state’s Opioid Response Grants.

WCIA (CBS Champaign, IL): Illinois will receive $37 million to address the opioid crisis
The Illinois State Department of Human Services will receive more than $37,000,000 in federal funding to address the statewide opioid epidemic, the Majority Whip announced today. U.S. Senate Dick Durbin and Senator Tammy Duckworth… “This federal funding will give our state the resources to provide support to the people and families who need it most, and I hope this investment puts our communities on the right path. recovery,” Durbin said.

WTEN (ABC Albany, NY): Biden-Harris takes steps to tackle overdose epidemic
On September 23, the White House released information regarding the overdose epidemic in the United States. In efforts to combat the outbreak, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has awarded $1.5 billion to all states and territories to address drug addiction and the opioid crisis. Through these grants, New York State is receiving more than $56 million to address the current crisis.

WTMJ (NBC Milwaukee, WI): Biden announces funding to fight overdose epidemic, local mother shares own grief
Wisconsin DHS is expected to receive nearly $17 million and nearly $2 million more for tribes in the state. Federal government money is allocated to address addiction and the opioid crisis, expand drug treatment and prevention in rural communities, provide better access to naloxone products like Narcan, and increase access to aids to recovery. There are also funds for frontline law enforcement officials and for disrupting global drug trafficking operations.

KGW (NBC Portland, OR): Biden-Harris administration disburses $1.5 billion to all states to tackle opioid crisis
The Biden-Harris administration has seen enough. They send over $1.5 billion to states, tribal lands and territories to help tackle the drug problem. Among other things, the money will be used to expand access to addiction treatment and recovery assistance and to make the lifesaving drug Narcan more accessible. The OHA receives more than $15 million. The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Council is receiving $6.7 million. The Confederated Grand Ronde Tribes and the Siletz Indians receive a total of $700,000.

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