Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of further funding opportunities to develop harm reduction inventions for priority populations particularly vulnerable to overdose, as well as study fatalities connected to opioids statewide.
The State Department of Health recently posted two new Requests for Applications and directed additional investments in several harm reduction programs financed through the State’s Opioid Settlement Fund. New York will receive more than $2 billion through settlement agreements with opioid manufacturers. A portion of the settlements go to municipalities statewide, with the remainder dedicated to supporting the fight against the ongoing opioid epidemic.
The two new funding opportunities through the Opioid Settlement Fund total nearly $8 million and are expanding harm reduction services for priority populations who use drugs, and developing a comprehensive coroner training program in New York State. Applications for both are due in early October.