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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Applauds $70 Million in Grants to Address Opioid Crisis

May 31, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) applauded today new efforts to combat the nation’s opioid crisis with over $70 million in grant funding to help communities and health care providers prevent overdose and treat addiction. Florida state and local government, as well as non-government organizations, are eligible to apply.

“Combating the scourge of opioid abuse in our nation and our community will be an all-hands-on-deck effort,” said Bilirakis. “Federal, state, and local government, as well as law enforcement, health care providers, and treatment and recovery programs all need to work together if we’re going to prevent addiction and save lives. These grants will provide those on the front lines of the fight against opioid abuse the resources they need to make a difference.”

The grants are authorized by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, legislation supported by Bilirakis in Congress, and will be administered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Please click HERE to learn more.

For more information on applying for funding opportunities, please visit SAMHSA’s 2017 grant announcement page.  

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