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Broome County Announces $25k in Grant Funding Available for Opioid Prevention Efforts

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BROOME COUNTY, NY -

Thousands of dollars in grant funding from Broome County will help organizations and municipalities fight the opioid epidemic.

The funding was announced in a press conference Monday afternoon at the Broome County Health Department led by Broome County Executive Jason Garnar, Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator, Marissa Lamphere, and Rebecca Kaufman, Director of Public Health.

Mini-grants from a total of $25,000 will be available to non-profit organizations, community agencies, municipalities, and schools to conduct opioid overdose awareness activities.

Projects will be funded depending on the scope of what is planned, and successful applicants will be awarded a contract until December 31, 2018.

“A lot of people have said the treatment facility that we have is great, but we also need some work in prevention and education. Some of these local grassroots groups that we have really have some great ideas and creative ways to begin the treatment of this.” - Marissa Lamphere, Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator

To apply, click here.