State Awarded Nearly $12 Million to Battle Opioid Crisis

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced Wednesday that an
additional $11.9 million in federal grant funding was awarded to help Wisconsin
combat the opioid epidemic. The funding will be distributed through the State
Opioid Response Grants Program, which is administered by the Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration. The grants provide funding to state
governments to support prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. The news
comes after Senator Baldwin announced Tuesday that the state was awarded $5,195,302
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address the opioid
epidemic through enhanced prevention efforts.