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Indiana Scores $11M Grant For Opioid Prevention, Treatment, Recovery

Posted On April 21, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

(Granger, Ind.) – Indiana is getting nearly $11 million to help fight the opioid abuse and the problems it brings to communities.

The grant was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services and funded by the 21st Century Cures Act.

The emergency legislation was signed into law in December and includes $1 billion over the next two-years to help combat opioid abuse and heroin use nationwide.

Senator Joe Donnelly, who pushed for the 21st Century Cures Act’s passage last December, announced the grant funding Thursday. He said Indiana is receiving much-needed resources to help fund prevention efforts and treatment and recovery services.

“We are making progress to ensure our state and communities have the tools needed to confront this public health crisis, but we still have a lot of work to do. It is going to continue to take all of us working together to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic,” said Donnelly.