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Governor Announces Release of State Opiate Response Grants

Recently, Governor Mike DeWine joined with OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss and others to announce grants totaling $76,534,000 for new strategic efforts combatting Ohio’s drug crisis in local communities.

The grants, which represent a portion of Ohio’s overall share of $96 million in federal State Opioid Response (SOR) 2.0 funding, come at a time when many communities are seeing a spike in demand for behavioral health services amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. OhioMHAS will grant $58,884,000 directly to local county alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services boards and their community partners.

Additional funding for innovations in approaches to connecting people to care will be made available by OhioMHAS as part the SOR 2.0 investments.

As you know, Ohio’s SOR 2.0 project seeks to strengthen and expand the available array of treatment and recovery support services available to Ohioans. Click HERE to view a one-page overview of Ohio’s SOR 2.0 project and HERE for background on Ohio’s State Opioid Response efforts to date.


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