Six States Get DOL Grants to Help Opioid Users

"A family-sustaining job is a critical step toward long-term recovery and healing from opioid misuse and abuse," Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said. "These grants will provide services to help Americans impacted by opioids rejoin the workforce."

The U.S. Department of Labor announced July 22 that it is providing more than $22 million in National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant funding to six state. They will use the grants to provide reemployment services for individuals affected by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose, according to DOL.

The states receiving NHE Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant funding are:

  • New Hampshire ($5,000,000)
  • Pennsylvania ($4,997,287)
  • Washington state ($4,892,659)
  • Rhode Island ($3,894,875)
  • Maryland ($1,975,085)
  • Alaska ($1,263,194)

"President Trump is fully committed to fighting the opioid epidemic, which has devastated lives, families, and communities across the nation," U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said. "A family-sustaining job is a critical step toward long-term recovery and healing from opioid misuse and abuse. These grants will provide services to help Americans impacted by opioids rejoin the workforce."

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