The Department of Health and Human Services today announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to states to combat the opioid crisis by expanding access to treatment and supporting near real-time data. Specifically, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced more than $900 million in new funding for a three-year cooperative agreement with states, territories and localities to advance the understanding of the opioid epidemic and to scale-up prevention and response activities. Funding for the first year is being awarded to 47 states, Washington, D.C., 16 localities and two territories. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded approximately $932 million to all 50 states as part of its State Opioid Response grants.

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