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Biden’s HHS Allocates $1.5 Billion for State Opioid Responses

May 19, 2022, 3:13 PM

An HHS funding opportunity for the State Opioid Response grant program will provide nearly $1.5 billion to states and territories to help address the opioid addiction and overdose epidemic, the agency announced Thursday.

The grant will be awarded in fiscal 2022 to 59 states and territories, including a set-aside for the states with the highest opioid-related mortality rates, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The program provides formula funding for increasing access to FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder treatment, and for supporting prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services, the department said.

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