The Minnesota Department of Human Services is excited to announce $11.2 million in State Opioid Response grants, including two grants to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe totaling over $1.2 million, through September 2020.

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe received $500,938 to enhance treatment for Opioid Use Disorder for Mille Lacs Band members who are re-entering the community from a secure facility, for pregnant women, and for women with children. Naloxone training will also be provided. In addition, $702,500 was awarded to expand access to medication-assisted treatment.

State Opioid Response grants are going to 27 counties, tribes, health care providers and community agencies to fight the opioid epidemic. These last grants are part of a $17.7-million federal grant received last year focusing on Naloxone, medication-assisted treatment and building the treatment workforce.

Because of these grants from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesotans struggling with opioids will have more access to critical lifesaving drugs, proven treatments and innovative new programs.

More information, including a complete list of grantees, can be found at https://mn.gov/dhs/opioids/state-opioid-response-grant.jsp .

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