Broome County Announces $25,000 in Funding for Opioid Overdose Prevention Efforts

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Press Release Broome County announced the availability of $25,000 in mini-grant funding for community organizations, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and schools to develop, enhance, or establish opioid awareness related activities in Broome County.

“Fighting this public health epidemic takes a multi-faceted approach, and we are excited to offer our community partners the opportunity to explore new ways of saving lives and reducing the stigma associated with substance use disorders,” stated Rebecca Kaufman, Director of Public Health.

Grant applications can be submitted until May 2, 2018. Successful applicants will be awarded a contract until December 31, 2018; contingent upon successful program performance. Projects will be funded depending on the scope and may range in award amounts up to $25,000.

“We are looking for proposals to tackle this complex public health subject area which impacts all sectors and people in our community,” shared Marissa Lamphere, Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator.

“Today we will partner for a better tomorrow to save more lives in Broome County,” added Jason Garnar, Broome County Executive. “These grass roots efforts will be another step in building the foundation of prevention, education, treatment, and recovery.”

Source:Press Release by the Broome County Health Department – April 9, 2018