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Tammy Baldwin announces federal funding to help Wisconsin combat opioid epidemic

Posted: 10:44 AM, Mar 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-27 15:44:12Z
Tammy Baldwin announces federal funding to help Wisconsin combat opioid epidemic.

MILWAUKEE -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced a new federal funding plan to help Wisconsin combat the opioid epidemic in the state.

According to the release, Wisconsin will receive an additional $6.25 million in federal grant funding for this prevention, treatment and recovery efforts.

“I have worked in a bipartisan way to make sure local communities in Wisconsin have the federal resources they need to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts,” said Senator Baldwin.

“Washington needs to do more to address the opioid epidemic and a strong partnership with state and local officials is essential to an effective response. I’m confident that Governor Evers will act immediately to put these federal investments to work in Wisconsin to support our continued fight against this deadly crisis.”

The $6.25 million in federal funding for Wisconsin will be distributed through the State Targeted Response Grants program administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.