State gets $35 million for drug programs, local groups also get funding

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky has been awarded $35,483,406 to continue its struggle with opioid addiction. And 14 agencies, including several in Eastern Kentucky, are receiving money to continue programs to help steer kids away from drugs.

The $35 million is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of the State Opioid Response Grants Program.

To date, the state has received more than $275 million to help with its response to the opioid and substance abuse crisis.

The funding can be used for a variety of purposes, including addiction intervention and recovery programs.

Also, Senator Mitch McConnell announced federal funding to local communities to create educational programs and raise awareness about the dangers of substance abuse.

The following Kentucky organizations received $125,000 each for their work to educate and raise awareness about the dangers of substance abuse in their communities:

  • Trimble County Board of Education
  • Pendleton County Board of Education
  • Grant County Schools
  • WestCare Kentucky, Inc.
  • Bullitt County Board of Education
  • The Save Our Kids Coalition, Inc.
  • Scottsville Allen County Faith Coalition, Inc.
  • Gallatin County Board of Education
  • Lyon County School District
  • Hope’s Hands, Inc.
  • Webster County Board of Education
  • Scott Countians Against Drugs, Inc.
  • Madison County Health Department-Nancy Crewe
  • Wolfe County Fiscal Court
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