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Gov. Ducey will send money to combat opioid crisis

Gov. Doug Ducey (Capitol Media Services photo/Howard Fischer, file)

Gov. Doug Ducey (Capitol Media Services photo/Howard Fischer, file)

KINGMAN – Governor Doug Ducey’s office launched grant opportunities that will direct more than $2 million toward local initiatives that work to combat substance abuse.

“The fight against opioid and other substance abuse continues to be a top priority for Arizona,” Ducey said in an official press release.

The funding will be provided through the Arizona State Opioid Response Grant Program and the Arizona Partnership for Success Grant. Grant applications are being accepted now, with deadlines September 18 and September 12, respectively.

The first one widely implements the Arizona Rx Drug Toolkit designed to guide communities to take actions that lead to outcomes in the fight against drug misuse and abuse.

The second grant will concentrate on current and former foster children. It is geared to implement evidence-based-and-informed or promising substance use and abuse prevention programming that is designed to prevent and reduce alcohol and marijuana use by current and former foster youth ages 9-20, along with their caregivers.

Grants are open for Arizona nonprofits, county-based substance abuse prevention coalitions, Arizona Tribal Nations, Tribal Coalitions and Tribal Communities. The Mohave Substance Treatment Education & Prevention Partnership is planning to submit a proposal for one or both of opportunities.

The applications are available online. For more information visit https://azgovernor.gov/.

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