U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today several Kentucky addiction treatment programs in high-risk rural communities received $6 million in competitive federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Senator McConnell contacted HRSA in support of his constituents’ grant applications and their life-saving missions.
The HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program was established to reduce the morbidity and mortality of substance abuse by enhancing rural residents’ ability to access treatment.
Senator McConnell helped the following organizations secure these competitive federal grants:
“Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. is excited to learn that its request for a Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Implementation grant has been selected for funding. This three year project will enable the MORE (Madison Opioid Response and Empowerment) Consortium to strengthen substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services in Madison County,” said Kentucky River Foothills Development Council Executive Director/ CEO Brian Mullins. “These additional services are greatly needed to intervene in the opioid epidemic that has broken the hearts of many families in our community with the worst cases ending in the overdose deaths of more than 40 Madison Countians annually for the last several years. Kentucky River Foothills Development Council and the MORE Consortium are grateful for Senator McConnell’s ongoing support of our grant application of which he has championed throughout its development.”
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