(INDIANAPOLIS) – Today, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced the State of Indiana will award $750,000 in grants to support local coalitions across the state in their efforts to combat the drug crisis.
“As we continue to attack the drug crisis, effective local coalitions are our partners on the front lines,” said Gov. Holcomb. “These grants will help empower them to come alongside more Hoosiers who are in need of care.”
Substance use coalitions in the following 10 counties will each receive a $75,000 grant to develop, improve and enhance their collaborative, evidence-based treatment and recovery initiatives:
- Bartholomew County: Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress in Bartholomew County;
- Cass County: Four County Counseling Center;
- Clark County: Clark County Cares
- Dearborn County: One Community One Family, and Dearborn County Recovery Oriented System of Care;
- Hancock County: Hancock Health;
- Howard County: Turning Point;
- Knox County: Samaritan Center;
- Marion County: INSTEP;
- Scott County: Scott County Partnership, and Get Health Scott County; and
- St. Joseph County: St. Joseph County Health Improvement Alliance, and Partnership for the Education and Prevention of Substance Use.
The grants will help coalitions identify gaps in services, measure outcomes, build capacity, and develop recovery-oriented systems of care. Funds to support navigators who provide case management services and guide individuals and families through the recovery process will help communities coordinate public and private services. Reducing barriers to treatment by funding services, including transportation, housing, and childcare, the grants will help people with substance use disorder who are engaged in treatment.
“Gov. Holcomb has called for an all hands on deck approach to attack the drug crisis and communities across the state are answering that call,” said Indiana Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Jim McClelland. “The grants will help local coalitions develop stronger alliances and bolster initiatives to help more people recover from substance use disorder.”
Grant recipients were selected from applications received in response to a request for funding announcement from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. The one-year grants are effective March 1.
View a list of Gov. Holcomb’s actions to combat the drug crisis by visiting the Next Level Recovery website at Recovery.IN.gov.