Feds to dish out more money to fight opioid abuse

Scott E. Rupp
6-7 minutes

Federal health officials are preparing to allocate nearly $1 billion to support states in their efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) said it is accepting applications from states and territories to secure a portion of an allotted $930 million in state opioid response grants for opioid prevention and treatment initiatives.

The money is part of the more than $2 billion in funding meant to address the opioid epidemic over the next two years.

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