The McKee Administration’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the Rhode Island Foundation announced $3.25 million in grant funding to 15 nonprofit organizations to address opioid use, treatment and prevention.
Rhode Island’s Opioid Settlement Agreement states that all the funds will be directed to opioid abatement – including expanding access to opioid use disorder prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.
The following organizations will share $2.5 million in the Community Prevention Services for Youth Opioid Mitigation category, which supports evidence-based or evidence-informed community-based opioid prevention services targeted towards children and youth up to age 21.
· Coastline EAP (Warwick)
· Providence Children and Youth Cabinet
· Rhode Island Sports Union
· Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI and Youth Pride Inc.
· The Providence Center
· The Rhode Island Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
· Woonsocket Prevention Coalition
The following organizations will share $750,000 in grants in the Capacity Support for Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Recovery Agencies category, which supports small, grassroots nonprofit organizations that are carrying out key opioid mitigation activities.
· Access To Recovery
· Justice Assistance
· MAP Behavioral Health Services
· Project Weber/RENEW
· 2nd Act Org
· Strategic Prevention Partnerships
· VICTA Life