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$25,000 in Mini-Grant Funding for Opioid Overdose Prevention Efforts

Broome County Announces $25,000 in Mini-Grant Funding for Opioid Overdose Prevention Efforts   

(BINGHAMTON, NY) Rebecca Kaufman, Director of Public Health, Marissa Lamphere, Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator and County Executive Jason Garnar announced $25,000 in funding for community agencies to conduct opioid overdose awareness activities.    

The funds will be available to non-profit organizations, community agencies, municipalities and schools to develop, enhance or establish opioid awareness related activities in Broome County.   

“Fighting this public health epidemic takes a multi-faceted approach, and we are excited to offer our community partners the opportunity to explore new ways of saving lives and reducing the stigma associated with substance use disorders,” stated Rebecca Kaufman, Director of Public Health.      

“We are looking for proposals to tackle this complex public health subject area which impacts all sectors and people in our community, added Marissa Lamphere, Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator.       

The grant applications can be found at www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york/broome-county   

Successful applicants will be awarded a contract until 12.31.18; contingent upon successful program performance. Projects will be funded depending on the scope of the projects and may range in award amounts up to $25,000.  

We encourage all who are eligible to apply. “Today we will partner for a better tomorrow to save more lives in Broome County,” added Jason Garnar, Broome County Executive. “These grass roots efforts will be another step in building the foundation of prevention, education, treatment and recovery.” 

04/09/2018 - 4:11pm