Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Indiana to Receive $27.8 Million to Address Opioid Crisis

Sep 22, 2018
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CARMEL, IN – The Department of Health and Human Services this week announced more than $1 billion in grants to further help states and territories address the heroin and opioid abuse crisis. These grants will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Indiana will receive $27.8 million. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement:

“In order to put a stop to the devastation continuously caused by the opioid and heroin crisis, each state needs more resources to save lives and prevent the future loss of life. We have yet to turn the corner as every day, more than 115 people nationwide are losing their battle to addiction, unable to see another day. This additional funding through the Department of Health and Human Services is another step in the right direction. Even still, I remain committed to working to put an end to this epidemic on behalf of those who are suffering from substance abuse in Indiana’s Fifth District, as well as to the families, law enforcement, first responders and medical personnel who are on the front lines working to save lives and provide treatment to all affected by this epidemic.”

This funding is in addition to the two rounds of $10.9 million, $21.8 million total, Indiana received thanks to the 21st Century Cures Act, which was signed into law with Brooks’ support. More information on this funding can be found here.

This funding builds upon HHS’ “5-Point Strategy” to combat this crisis, which is focused on better prevention, treatment, and recovery services; better data on the epidemic; better pain management; better targeting of overdose-reversing drugs; and better research on pain and addiction. More information on this strategy can be found here.

SAMHSA State Opioid Response (SOR) Grants to Indiana Family and Social Services Administration = $18,147,223

  • $930 million in grants was awarded nationwide to support a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic and expand access to treatment and recovery support services.

HRSA Community Health Center Award for Indiana = $6,190,617

CDC funding to Indiana State Department of Health = $3,482,199

  • More than $155 million nationwide to support states in their efforts to prevent opioid-related deaths and overdoses from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).