On August 28, 2020, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) began distributing the first-year funds of its two-year State Opioid Response (SOR) and Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grant programs. The two programs ultimately will award nearly $3 billion over two years to help states and tribes provide community-level resources for people in need of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. The awards ranged in sized from $4,001,239 for South Dakota to $105,864,578 for California.
Through these existing funding streams, states, and tribes have been able to develop and utilize integral systems of comprehensive care to address their jurisdictions’ individual needs. Through SOR, states across the country are funded to develop tailored approaches to prevention, treatment, and recovery from opioid use disorders and/or stimulant use disorders. The program provides access to evidence-based medication to treat opioid use disorders, along with psychosocial services and community supports. The TOR program enables the development of these same comprehensive approaches among tribal communities.
The awards for each state and tribe are posted at https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/sor-tor-fy2020-awards.pdf.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. Their mission is to reduce the impact of addiction and mental illness on America’s communities.
This was reported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on August 28, 2020.
Contact information: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857; 877-726-4727; Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/press-announcements/202008270530.