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Arizona AG Mark Brnovich announces funding to combat effects of opioid crisis

Dec 22, 2022, 4:35 AM | Updated: 1:53 pm
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)...
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

PHOENIX — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced this week that his office awarded about $4 million in grant funding to combat the effects of the opioid crisis.

Over $1.7 million will be spread across eight different programs in the state’s two biggest counties, Maricopa and Pima, and support close to 14,000 individuals, according to a press release Tuesday.

On Thursday, Brnovich’s office announced another $2.2 million in grants for 11 groups that support more than 100,000 people in rural counties.

The funding is part of the “One Arizona Plan” and a settlement with four pharmaceutical companies for roles in the opioid crisis.

The “One Arizona Plan” is a framework signed in August by 90 cities and towns and all 15 counties in the state to distribute funds from future opioid settlements.

The goal is to offer a wide range of diagnoses, treatments and educational needs.

This includes infants born with opioid use disorder (OUD), medically-underserved communities, grade school children, pregnant women and mothers, adults with mental health-related needs, homeless individuals and survivors of human trafficking with OUD.

Here is the list of the organizations in Maricopa and Pima counties awarded grant funding:

  • COPE Community Services – $249,656
  • FullCircle Program – $250,000
  • Hope for Addiction – $112,204
  • Phoenix Rescue Mission – $159,720
  • Southwest Behavioral & Health Services – $250,000
  • Jacob’s Hope – $249,999
  • notMYkid – $250,000
  • Phoenix Dream Center – $241,334

Here are the rural county recipients:

  • Alay Psychiatry – $249,980 – Gila County
  • Apache Youth Council – $95,840 – Apache County
  • Casa Grande Alliance – $250,000 – Pinal County
  • Chicanos Por La Causa – $225,522 – Yuma County
  • EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center – $125,036 – Gila County
  • Graham County Substance Abuse Coalition – $250,000 – Graham County
  • notMYkid – $250,000 – Mohave County
  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones – $64,502 – All rural counties
  • Short Creek Dream Center – $247,104 – Mohave County
  • True Pursuit – $229,100 – Coconino and Mohave counties
  • Hushabye Nursery – $250,000 – Coconino and Mohave counties

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Arizona AG Mark Brnovich announces funding to combat effects of opioid crisis