Biden- Harris Administration Announces New Actions and Funding to Address Overdose Epidemic and Support Recovery

The White House

$1.5 billion awarded to all states and territories to beat the opioid crisis and support people in recovery

President Biden recognizes the devastating impact the overdose epidemic has had on this nation – reaching large cities, small towns, tribal lands, and every community in between. That’s why in his first State of the Union, President Biden made beating the opioid crisis a key pillar of his Unity Agenda, and outlined critical actions the Biden-Harris Administration is taking to address this crisis and support the tens of millions of Americans in recovery.

Today, the White House announced the following new and recent actions as part of National Recovery Month:

Awarding $1.5 Billion for all States and Territories to Address Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support states, tribal lands, and territories’ efforts to address the opioid crisis and support individuals in recovery. The grants are part of SAMHSA’s State Opioid Response and Tribal Opioid Response grant programs. The grant programs provide funding to states and territories to increase access to treatment for substance use disorder, remove barriers to public-health interventions like naloxone, and expand access to recovery support services such as 24/7 Opioid Treatment Programs. The funding will also allow states to increase investments in overdose education, peer support specialists in emergency departments, and allow states to invest in other strategies that will help save lives in hard-hit communities. The full funding tables can be found below.

Investing over $104 Million to Expand Substance Use Treatment and Prevention in Rural Communities to Beat the Overdose Epidemic. HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced investments of over $104 million to public, private, and non-profit entities working to expand access to treatment and prevention services for substance use disorder in rural communities. This effort is part of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), a multi-year initiative aimed at reducing the prevalence of substance use disorder and preventing overdose deaths in rural America. This funding will help create new sites that provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in rural communities, support workforce mentorship and training, and allow communities to invest in education and outreach to prevent and treat substance use disorder.

Investing $20.5 Million to Increase Access to Recovery Supports. HHS through SAMHSA, is awarding $20.5 million in grant funding to organizations that help connect individuals who have substance use disorders with community resources. This funding will help individuals with substance use disorders who are moving through the drug court system restabilize their lives by expanding prevention and treatment programs and increasing access to community behavioral health promotion services.

Releasing New Guidance to Support and Facilitate Greater Access to FDA-approved naloxone products. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance intended to facilitate the distribution of FDA-approved naloxone products, with the goal of saving lives by supporting the drug’s increased availability to underserved communities who need access the most. The guidance, which is effective immediately, helps to address some of the obstacles that have existed in obtaining access to naloxone and may help eligible community-based programs acquire FDA-approved drugs directly from manufacturers and distributors.

Announcing Additional Funding for Law Enforcement Officials on the Front Lines of the Overdose Epidemic. In April, to support implementation of President Biden’s National Drug Control Strategy, ONDCP announced $275 million for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program to support law enforcement officials working to reduce violent crime, improve data sharing, and dismantle illicit finance operations of drug traffickers. To further support these efforts, today ONDCP announced an additional $12 million for new HIDTAs, public health and public safety partnerships working to prevent overdoses, and efforts to prevent gun crimes associated with drug trafficking, all of which will make our communities safer and healthier.

Releasing New Guidance for Employers to Create Recovery-Ready Workplaces. The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) launched the Recovery-Ready Workplace Resource Hub with information and resources for businesses, unions, and others exploring the benefits of becoming recovery-ready workplaces. The hub was developed with support from numerous federal partners and will be updated and expanded over time.

Deploying Financial Sanctions to Disrupt Global Drug Trafficking Operations. Since the issuance of President Biden’s Executive Order (E.O.) 14059 in December, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has used this new authority to designate 27 individuals and 17 entities involved in drug trafficking. Recent actions include designations of individuals tied to the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), a violent Mexico-based organization that traffics a significant proportion of illicit fentanyl and other deadly drugs that enter the United States. Working with the U.S., foreign partners, and industries, the U.S. Department of the Treasury will use sanctions to target the global fentanyl supply chain, particularly in Mexico, to disrupt the illicit production of synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which continue to drive overdose deaths. For more on the Treasury Department’s counter narcotics sanctions program, see here.

To support these and other efforts, President Biden’s FY 2023 budget request calls for a historic investment of $42.5 billion for National Drug Control Program agencies, a $3.2 billion increase over the FY 2022. Significant increases in funding are for critical public health interventions including research, prevention, treatment, and recovery support services, with targeted investments to meet the needs of populations at greatest risk for overdose and substance use disorder. President Biden’s budget request also includes increased investments for law enforcement officials working to reduce the supply of illicit drugs like fentanyl that are driving the overdose epidemic.

Consistent with federal law, none of the initiatives or investments announced today will be used to purchase or distribute drug paraphernalia, including pipes.

Read about additional actions the Biden-Harris Administration has taken to address addiction and the overdose epidemic here.

Read about President Biden’s National Drug Control Strategy here.

State Opioid Response Grant Awards FY2022

Grantee City State Funding Total
ALASKA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HLTH-SOC SVCS JUNEAU AK $4,000,000
ALABAMA STATE DEPT OF MTL HLTH & MTL RET MONTGOMERY AL $16,267,833
DIVISION OF AGING ADULT AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES LITTLE ROCK AR $10,882,752
AMERICAN SAMOA GOVERNMENT-DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN

AND SOCIAL SERVICES

PAGO PAGO AS $250,000
ARIZONA HLTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT SYS PHOENIX AZ $31,963,651
CALIFORNIA STATE DEPT/HEALTH CARE SVCS SACRAMENTO CA $107,060,968
COLORADO STATE DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES DENVER CO $21,078,320
CONNECTICUT ST DEPT OF MH/ADDICTION SRVS HARTFORD CT $14,375,862
D.C. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WASHINGTON DC $24,139,141
DELAWARE DIVISION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH NEW CASTLE DE $37,284,006
FLORIDA STATE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TALLAHASSEE FL $101,302,478
FSM DEPT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS POHNPEI FM $250,000
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (DBHDD)

ATLANTA GA $29,607,100
GUAM BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER TAMUNING GU $250,000
HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH — ALCOHOL AND DRUG

ABUSE DIVISION

KAPOLEI HI $4,000,000
IOWA STATE DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH DES MOINES IA $9,083,075
IDAHO STATE DEPT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE BOISE ID $7,937,724
ILLINOIS STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SRVCS SPRINGFIELD IL $37,195,746
INDIANA FAMILY & SOCIAL SERVICES ADMIN INDIANAPOLIS IN $29,147,743
KANSAS STATE DEPARTMENT FOR AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES TOPEKA KS $8,370,570
KY ST CABINET/HEALTH/FAMILY SERVICES FRANKFORT KY $35,916,929
LOUISIANA STATE OFFICE OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BATON ROUGE LA $17,457,546
MASSACHUSETTS STATE DEPT OF PUB HEALTH BOSTON MA $57,647,564
MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BALTIMORE MD $51,384,298
MAINE STATE DEPT/HEALTH/HUMAN SERVS AUGUSTA ME $6,326,670
MICHIGAN STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES LANSING MI $36,852,749
MINNESOTA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES ST. PAUL MN $11,357,382
MISSOURI STATE DEPT OF MENTAL HEALTH JEFFERSON CITY MO $25,300,398
COMMONWEALTH HEALTHCARE CORPORATION SAIPAN MP $250,000
MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH JACKSON MS $7,242,937
MONTANA STATE DEPT/PUB HLTH & HUMAN SRVS HELENA MT $4,000,000
NC STATE DEPT/HLTH & HUMAN SERVICES RALEIGH NC $35,546,609
NORTH DAKOTA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES BISMARCK ND $4,000,000
NEBRASKA ST DEPT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVS LINCOLN NE $4,492,812
NH STATE DEPT/HLTH STATISTICS/DATA MGMT CONCORD NH $28,507,046
NEW JERSEY STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TRENTON NJ $66,756,027
NEW MEXICO STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES SANTA FE NM $7,618,859
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF CARSON CITY NV $16,723,421
NEW YORK STATE OFF ALCOHOLISM/SUB ABUSE MENANDS NY $56,870,542
OHIO STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES COLUMBUS OH $97,370,121
OKLAHOMA DEPT OF MENTAL HLTH/SUBS ABUSE OKLAHOMA CITY OK $16,153,919
OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY DIRECTORS OFFICE FINANCIAL SERVICES SALEM OR $15,474,271
PENNSYLVANIA STATE DEPARTMENT OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROGRAMS HARRISBURG PA $80,784,879
PUERTO RICO DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ANTI-ADDICTION

SERVICES ADMIN

BAYAMON PR $12,160,000
REPUBLIC OF PALAU MINISTRY OF HEALTH KOROR PW $250,000
RHODE ISLAND DEPT OF BEHAVIORAL

HEALTHCARE/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES/HOSP

CRANSTON RI $7,443,492
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND

OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES

COLUMBIA SC $18,142,218
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PIERRE SD $4,000,000
TENNESSEE STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

NASHVILLE TN $30,457,651
TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION AUSTIN TX $52,783,865
UTAH STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES SALT LAKE CITY UT $10,842,291
VIRGINIA STATE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

RICHMOND VA $27,953,005
VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHRISTIANSTED VI $250,000
VERMONT STATE AGENCY OF HUMAN SERVICES WATERBURY VT $4,000,000
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY OLYMPIA WA $27,480,888
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES MADISON WI $16,917,133
WEST VIRGINIA STATE DEPT HLTH/HUMAN RSCS CHARLESTON WV $44,337,509
WYOMING STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHEYENNE WY $4,000,000

Tribal Opioid Response Grant Awards FY2022

Grantee City State Funding Total
FAIRBANKS NATIVE ASSOCIATION FAIRBANKS AK $498,057.00
NINILCHIK VILLAGE NINILCHIK AK $249,972.00
WALKS WITH THUNDER LLC GLENNALLEN AK $439,350.00
COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC. ANCHORAGE AK $1,925,000.00
NATIVE VILLAGE OF TYONEK TYONEK AK $250,000.00
MANIILAQ HEALTH CENTER KOTZEBUE AK $500,000.00
TANANA CHIEFS CONFERENCE, INC. FAIRBANKS AK $475,000.00
AKIAK NATIVE COMMUNITY AKIAK AK $249,999.00
CHICKALOON NATIVE VILLAGE PALMER AK $250,000.00
MOUNT SANFORD TRIBAL CONSORTIUM GAKONA AK $249,400.00
SOUTHCENTRAL FOUNDATION ANCHORAGE AK $1,925,000.00
YUKON-KUSKOKWIM HEALTH CORPORATION BETHEL AK $825,000.00
ALEUTIAN-PRIBILOF ISLAND ASSOCIATION ANCHORAGE AK $250,000.00
SOUTHEAST ALASKA REG HLTH CONSORTIUM Juneau AK $475,000.00
KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE KENAI AK $499,002.00
HOPI TRIBE KYKOTSMOVI AZ $250,000.00
NAVAJO NATION TRIBAL GOVERNMENT WINDOW ROCK AZ $1,925,000.00
PASCUA YAQUI TRIBE TUCSON AZ $500,000.00
YAVAPAI APACHE NATION CAMP VERDE AZ $125,000.00
GILA RIVER HEALTH CARE CORPORATION SACATON AZ $825,000.00
RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY IND HLTH BANNING CA $475,000.00
CHAPA-DE INDIAN HEALTH PROGRAM, INC. AUBURN CA $250,000.00
TOLOWA DEE-NI NATION SMITH RIVER CA $249,678.00
YUROK TRIBE KLAMATH CA $127,721.00
CALIFORNIA RURAL INDIAN HEALTH BOARDRoseville CA $475,000.00
UNITED INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES, INC. ARCATA CA $475,000.00
MATHIESEN MEMORIAL HEALTH CLINIC JAMESTOWN CA $250,000.00
SOUTHERN INDIAN HEALTH COUNCIL ALPINE CA $250,000.00
SHINGLE SPRINGS BAND OF MIWOK INDIANS SHINGLE SPRINGS CA $250,000.00
ROUND VALLEY INDIAN HEALTH CENTER, INC. COVELO CA $250,000.00
TWO FEATHERS NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILIES SERVICES MCKINLEYVILLE CA $250,000.00
FEATHER RIVER TRIBAL HEALTH, INC. OROVILLE CA $250,000.00
K’IMA:W MEDICAL CENTER HOOPA CA $249,988.00
INDIAN HEALTH COUNCIL, INC. VALLEY CENTER CA $250,000.00
PIT RIVER HEALTH SERVICE, INC. BURNEY CA $221,649.00
SOUTHERN UTE INDIAN TRIBE IGNACIO CO $250,000.00
MOHEGAN TRIBE OF INDIANS OF CONNECTICUT UNCASVILLE CT $250,000.00
SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA HOLLYWOOD FL $500,000.00
SHOSHONE-BANNOCK TRIBES OF THE FORT HALL RESERVATION OF IDAHO FORT HALL ID $250,000.00
KICKAPOO TRIBE IN KANSAS HORTON KS $500,000.00
TUNICA-BILOXI INDIANS OF LOUISIANA MARKSVILLE LA $250,000.00
PLEASANT POINT INDIAN RESERVATION PERRY ME $250,000.00
WABANAKI HEALTH AND WELLNESS BANGOR ME $950,000.00
AROOSTOOK MICMAC COUNCIL PRESQUE ISLE ME $250,000.00
POKAGON BAND OF POTAWATOMI DOWAGIAC MI $246,719.00
HANNAHVILLE INDIAN COMMUNITY WILSON MI $241,889.00
NOTTAWASEPPI HURON BAND OF THE POTAWATOMI FULTON MI $240,604.00
SAULT SAINTE MARIE TRIBE/CHIPPEWA INDIAN SAULT STE. MARIE MI $475,000.00
KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY (INC) BARAGA MI $250,000.00
MATCH-E-BE-NASH-SHE-WISH BAND OF POTTAWATOMI INDIANS SHELBYVILLE MI $249,981.00
BAY MILLS INDIAN COMMUNITY BRIMLEY MI $250,000.00
NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CLINIC MINNEAPOLIS MN $825,000.00
ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRIBAL LEADERS COUNCIL BILLINGS MT $825,000.00
CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBES PABLO MT $475,000.00
FORT PECK ASSINIBOINE AND SIOUX TRIBES POPLAR MT $249,993.00
BLACK FEET TRIBE BROWNING MT $453,851.00
CHEROKEE INDIAN HOSPITAL AUTHORITY CHEROKEE NC $448,305.00
TURTLE MOUNTAIN TRIBE BELCOURT ND $475,000.00
SPIRIT LAKE TRIBE FORT TOTTEN ND $250,000.00
SANTEE SIOUX TRIBE OF NEBRASKA NIOBRARA NE $199,512.00
FIVE SANDOVAL INDIAN PUEBLOS, INC. RIO RANCHO NM $488,347.00
PUEBLO OF POJOAQUE SANTA FE NM $250,000.00
TAOS, PUEBLO OF TAOS NM $500,000.00
ALBUQUERQUE AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD ALBUQUERQUE NM $1,000,000.00
NAMBE PUEBLO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE SANTA FE NM $250,000.00
OHKAY OWINGEH SAN JUAN PUEBLO NM $250,000.00
WASHOE TRIBE OF NEVADA AND CALIFORNIA GARDNERVILLE NV $250,000.00
SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE HOGANSBURG NY $250,000.00
BLOSSOM SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOUTHAMPTON NY $250,000.00
CHICKASAW NATION ADA OK $1,924,766.00
QUAPAW TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA QUAPAW OK $172,607.00
WYANDOTTE NATION WYANDOTTE OK $250,000.00
CHOCTAW NATION OF OKLAHOMA DURANT OK $1,924,667.00
SOUTHERN PLAINS TRIBAL HEALTH BOARD FOUNDATION OKLAHOMA CITTY OK $825,000.00
COMANCHE NATION Lawton OK $949,990.00
CHEROKEE NATION TAHLEQUAH OK $1,925,000.00
MUSCOGEE CREEK NATION OKMULGEE OK $823,750.00
WICHITA & AFFILIATED TRIBES ANADARKO OK $825,000.00
MODOC TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA MIAMI OK $500,000.00
CITIZEN POTAWATOMI NATION SHAWNEE OK $825,000.00
IOWA TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA, INC. PERKINS OK $250,000.00
ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA SHAWNEE OK $475,000.00
KEETOOWAH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TAHLEQUAH OK $500,000.00
PONCA TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA PONCA CITY OK $250,000.00
KIOWA TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA CARNEGIE OK $465,101.00
THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF GRAND RONDE INDIANS GRAND RONDE OR $498,228.00
NORTHWEST PORTLAND AREA INDIAN HLTH BD PORTLAND OR $6,750,000.00
CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF SILETZ INDIANS SILETZ OR $250,000.00
CATAWBA INDIAN NATION ROCK HILL SC $250,000.00
SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE AGENCY VILLAGE SD $250,000.00
YANKTON SIOUX TRIBE WAGNER SD $249,713.00
GREAT PLAINS TRIBAL CHAIRMEN’S HLTH BRD Rapid City SD $475,000.00
ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE ROSEBUD SD $474,719.00
PUYALLUP TRIBE OF INDIANS TACOMA WA $475,000.00
NOOKSACK INDIAN TRIBE DEMING WA $250,000.00
SOKAOGAN CHIPPEWA COMMUNITY CRANDON WI $150,000.00
ONEIDA TRIBE OF WISCONSIN ONEIDA WI $475,000.00
STOCKBRIDGE-MUNSEE COMMUNITY BOWLER WI $238,701.00
LAC COURTE OREILLES TRIBAL GOVERN/BOARD HAYWARD WI $249,900.00
ST CROIX CHIPPEWA INDIANS OF WISCONSIN WEBSTER WI $500,000.00
FOREST COUNTY POTAWATOMI COMMUNITY CRANDON WI $249,991.00
EASTERN SHOSHONE TRIBE FORT WASHAKIE WY $250,000.00

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