Minnesota Receives Over $5 Million to Combat Opioid Addiction
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Minnesota with $5,379,349 to combat opioid addiction.
The $5.3 million grant will support an array of prevention, treatment, and recovery services throughout the state.
“As I’ve traveled across Minnesota, I’ve heard time and again how opioid addiction is tearing apart communities and destroying lives,” Sen. Klobuchar stated. “This grant will provide families across our state with the resources they need to prevent addiction and get access to live-saving treatment and recovery services.”
The funding is the first of a two year grant by the 21st Century CURES Act. At the end of 2016, $1 billion was made available by Congress to fund the national effort.