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HRSA Awards Funding to Address Opioid Crisis

HRSA Awards Funding to Address Opioid Crisis

On August 6, 2020, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced over $100 million in funding to combat substance use disorders (SUD) and opioid use disorders (OUD).

HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded $89 million to rural organizations participating in the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program. The funding will be used to enhance and expand service delivery for SUD and OUD in rural communities

HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce also awarded $12.5 million to the Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program. These funds will be used to increase the number of training opportunities for behavioral health paraprofessionals working with families, and provides tuition assistance for trainees.

Additional information on the awards is available on HRSA’s website.