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State Opioid Response Grant Awards – 2nd Installment Announced


Dear Partners,

Last evening, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an additional $487 million to supplement first-year funding through its State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program. The State Opioid Response grants, administered by HHS’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), aim to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), reducing unmet treatment needs, and reducing opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder. The awards to states and territories are part of HHS’s Five-Point Opioid Strategy.

Read the full press release here.

To better understand this opportunity, faith-based providers of addiction recovery services may find the following helpful:

SAMHSA also operates a 24/7, national Helpline that people can call to find treatment referral resources for mental health or substance use disorders: 800-662-HELP (4357). People can visit to locate those resources, as well.

To learn more about SAMHSA-supported resources, please visit SAMHSA’s Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse page.

For more information on this week’s actions and regarding HHS’s commitment to combating the opioid crisis, please visit

Have a wonderful day!

HHS Region II

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