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