Feds grant $30.6M to NJ to combat opioid problem

Feds grant $30.6M to NJ to combat opioid problem

By:  NJBIZ Staff

New Jersey will receive slightly more than $30.6 million in federal funding to help the state fight its growing opioid epidemic, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats, announced Friday.

The New Jersey Department of Health will receive $3,412,500 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work to prevent opioid-related overdoses, deaths, and other outcomes. It will also get $21,566,035 million in a State Opioid Response Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support the state’s response efforts and expand access to treatment and recovery services.

Meanwhile, several Federally Qualified Health Centers will receive $5,633,509 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to expand access to integrated substance use disorder and mental health services.

“This is the critical federal funding New Jersey needs to combat the growing opioid epidemic in our state,” Menendez said in a statement. “Too many families have been torn apart by the scourge of opioids and, in addition to the legislation we passed in the Senate this week that contained several of my bills, every effort counts towards addressing this crisis.” 

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