19 NYS Counties Get $25m Federal/State Support to Address Opioid Crisis

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $25 Million in Federal Funding to Address Opioid Crisis in New York State

19 Additional Counties Will Receive State Targeted Response Funds to Support Expansion of Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services    September 6, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the distribution of $25.2 million dollars in federal funding through the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant, which will expand critical initiatives to combat the opioid crisis. In the second year New York State has been awarded this grant, nineteen additional counties have been selected to receive funding. Funding will be distributed to programs that offer prevention, treatment, and recovery services in high-need areas across the state to increase access to treatment, and reduce unmet need and overdose-related deaths….

Funding for the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Last year, 16 counties were recipients of the grant funding. This year, 19 additional counties have been identified as having high needs, for a total of 35 counties being supported through the second year of the grant. New counties to receive funding were designated as having high needs based on the number of opioid overdose deaths, hospitalizations involving opioids and residents leaving the county to access addiction treatment services.

The 19 counties awarded funding through the second year of the grant are: Suffolk, Broome, Oneida, Orange, Bronx, Cortland, Schenectady, Monroe, Richmond, Genesee, Nassau, Columbia, Kings, Herkimer, New York, Otsego, Dutchess, Queens, and Wayne. These counties will share more than $15 million to increase access to treatment through initiatives that include expanded mobile treatment, telepractice and peer services.

The following providers are receiving funding:

Capital Region (Schenectady and Columbia Counties)

  • New Choices Recovery Center - $1,042,356

  • Twin County Recovery Services, Inc. - $642,356

Central New York and Mohawk Valley (Cortland, Oneida, Otsego and Herkimer Counties)

  • Family Counseling Services of Cortland County, Inc. - $1,250,000

  • Syracuse Brick House - $1,052,310

Finger Lakes (Monroe, Wayne and Genesee Counties)

  • Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council, Inc. - $700,000

  • Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc. - $650,000

  • Wayne County Community Services Board - $700,000

Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties)

  • Family Service League - $1,246,990

  • Central Nassau Guidance - $1,250,000

Mid-Hudson (Dutchess and Orange Counties)

  • Lexington Recovery Center - $100,000

  • Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan - $982,356

New York City (New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens and Richmond Counties)

  • Palladia/SUS - $1,248,493

  • VIP - $197,548

  • New York Therapeutic Communities - $1,345,255

  • Elmcor - $1,000,000

  • Resource Counseling Center - $500,000

  • Community Health Action of Staten Island - $250,000

Southern Tier (Broome County)

  • Addiction Center of Broome County - $1,145,674

In addition, these high-need counties will share more than $1.3 million to expand medication-assisted treatment and treatment transition for patients in local correctional facilities and state parole violator facilities.

The State Targeted Response initiative also includes funding for programs beyond the high-need counties:

  • Delivery of evidence-based prevention services to underserved, hard to reach youth and other at-risk populations - $1,114,714

  • Delivery of the Strengthening Families Program to families in New York City shelters and permanent supportive housing - $650,000

  • Delivery of a targeted media campaign to residents, with a focus on tribal territories and Latino communities - $913,173

  • Training of first responders and other likely witnesses to recognize and respond to overdoses, and provide access to naloxone - $401,237

  • Enhanced opioid use disorder services at 11 existing NYSDOH AIDS Institute Health Hubs, and addition of a new Hub on Long Island - $3,015,748

  • Implementation of a new Recovery Center/Youth Clubhouse for a Native American community - $294,290

  • Creation and support of statewide youth and young adult driven infrastructure to support local communities of young people in recovery - $589,325

This year's grant funding will continue initiatives introduced in the first year, including the expansion of mobile treatment, telepractice capabilities, peer services, and medication assisted treatment. In the first year of the grant, the following 16 counties were designated as having high needs: Oswego, Yates, Cayuga, Greene, Tioga, Tompkins, Jefferson, Ulster, Sullivan, Madison, Erie, Onondaga, Ontario, Saratoga, Niagara and Montgomery….