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Michigan gets $27.9M in federal funds to fight opioid crisis

September 4, 2019

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will get $27.9 million in federal funds to help families and communities deal with the opioid crisis.

U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow said Wednesday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding the grant to expand access to treatment, prevention resources and data.

The grant is part of roughly $1.8 billion that the department is giving states to boost their responses to widespread opioid addiction. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are supporting the initiative.

The CDC has a three-year agreement with states, territories and localities to promote awareness of the crisis and bolster prevention programs and response initiatives.

The funding will be administered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as part of the State Opioid Response grant program.