Governor Cuomo Announces the Distribution of $25 Million in Federal Funds to Address Opioid Crisis in New York

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Press Release: Governor Cuomo announced that 19 additional counties will receive State Targeted Response funds to further support the expansion of addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Grant funds will be distributed to programs that offer prevention, treatment, and recovery services in high-need areas across the state in an effort to increase access to treatment and reduce overdose-related deaths in New York State.

“This opioid crisis devastates families and entire communities and we must do everything in our power to fight back against this very real threat to New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “It’s critical that we continue to lead the nation in implementing new, effective solutions to save lives, and this funding will provide the expanded services and treatment that those suffering from addiction so desperately need.”

Funding for the Opioid State Targeted Response grant is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Last year, 16 counties were recipients of the grant funding. This year, 19 additional counties have been identified as having a large number of opioid overdose deaths, hospitalizations involving opioids and residents leaving the county to access additional treatment services.

The following 19 counties/ providers will be awarded funding through the Opioid State Targeted Response grant.

Capital Region (Schenectady and Columbia Counties)
New Choices Recovery Center – $1,042,356
Twin County Recovery Services, Inc – $642,356

Central New York and Mohawk Valley (Cortland, Oneida, Otsego, and Herkimer Counties)
Family Counseling Services of Cortland County, Inc – $1,250,000
Syracuse Brick House – $1,052,310

Finger Lakes (Monroe, Wayne, and Genesee Counties)
Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council, Inc – $700,000
Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc – $650,000
Wayne County Community Services Board – $700,000

Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties)
Family Service League – $1,246,990
Central Nassau Guidance – $1,250,000

Mid-Hudson (Dutchess and Orange Counties)
Lexington Recovery Center – $100,000
Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan – $982,356

New York City (New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens, and Richmond Counties)
Palladia/ SUS – $1,248,493
VIP – $197,548
New York Therapeutic Communities – $1,345,255
Elmcor – $1,000,000
Resource Counseling Center – $500,000
Community Health Action of Staten Island – $250,000

Southern Tier (Broome County)
Addiction Center of Broome County – $1,145,674

In addition, these counties will share more than $1.3 million to expand medication-assisted treatment and treatment transition for patients in local correctional facilities and state parole violator facilities. This year’s grant funding will continue initiatives that were introduced in the first year, including the expansion of mobile treatment, telepractice capabilities, peer services, and medication assisted treatment.


Source:Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $25 Million in Federal Funding to Address Opioid Crisis in New York State , the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo – September 6, 2018