R.I. receives $10M increase
in opioid-mitigation funding

CONGRESS HAS ADJUSTED the grant formula for state opioid-mitigation funding. As a result, Rhode Island will receive more than $10 million in increased funding. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
PROVIDENCE – Sens. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., led an effort to successfully change the grant formula for state opioid-mitigation funding at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA, increasing Rhode Island’s share of the grant by $10.4 million to $12.6 million. The increased funding was passed in the…

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