FACT SHEET:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions and Funding to Address the Overdose Epidemic and Support Recovery

FACT SHEET:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions and Funding to Address the Overdose Epidemic and Support Recovery

$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 BOARD Roseville  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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Source: White House

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