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La Crosse County receiving over $97K to combat opioid abuse

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La Crosse County will be receiving federal funds to combat opioid abuse. 

The county will get $97,669.

Monroe County is also a recipient of $75,000 in grant money. 

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin D-WI., announced today that $2.4 million in federal funds have been secured for local communities to address the opioid crisis. The money will be delivered to Wisconsin counties and tribes to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. 

Senator Baldwin helped secure a two-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) which totals $15,273,876 for the state of Wisconsin. The funds are provided by the 21st Century Cures Act that Senator Baldwin helped pass in congress. 

"I've met with local health officials, law enforcement and first responders and it's clear Washington needs to do more to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts," said senator Baldwin. "I have worked in a bipartisan way to make sure local communities in Wisconsin have the federal support they need to address the opioid epidemic and save lives." 

The grant recipients include:

  • Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians ($75,000)
  • Brown County ($113,253)
  • Dane County ($184,093)
  • Douglas County ($75,000)
  • Green County ($75,000)
  • Ho-Chunk Nation ($75,000)
  • Jefferson County ($100,502)
  • Kenosha County ($138,755)
  • La Crosse County ($97,669)
  • Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians ($75,000)
  • Marquette County ($83,501)
  • Milwaukee County ($487,288)
  • Monroe County ($75,000)
  • Portage County ($75,000)
  • Racine County ($75,000)
  • Rock County ($121,754)
  • Sheboygan County ($100,502)
  • St. Croix County ($50,435)
  • Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians ($75,000)
  • Waukesha County ($154,340)
  • Winnebago County ($80,000)

Senator Baldwin has also recently met with law enforcement, first responders, health officials and Wisconsin residents that have been affected by the opioid crisis in Superior, Sturgeon Bay and Kaukauna to build support for new bipartisan legislation known as the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 that she also helped pass in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. 

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