County to offer grants to combat opioid addiction


April 13, 2023

The county is in the process of setting up protocols for issuing grants to local organizations involved in combating the opioid addiction crisis.

The funding for the grants comes from a large-scale class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that were involved in supplying opioids. The county commissioners signed a resolution in 2021 to accept the statewide settlement agreement and receive the associated funds.

The OneWyo Opioid Settlement is part of a nationwide settlement and is eventually expected to net somewhere between $82,000 and $150,000 for this county. At this time, acco...

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