N.H. applies for $6.2 million to fight opioid crisis

  • The State House dome as seen on March 5, 2016. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) ELIZABETH FRANTZ

Monitor staff
Published: 2/17/2017 11:52:14 PM

New Hampshire could be eligible for up to $6.2 million in federal money over the next two years to fight the state’s drug crisis.

On Friday, state health officials submitted an application to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the money, up to $3.1 million a year.

The state’s grant proposal seeks money to fund new initiatives working with pregnant and postpartum women as well as adolescents, young adults and parents struggling with addiction. It also outlines a proposal for a new re-entry care coordinator working in the New Hampshire Department of Corrections to help formerly incarcerated women re-entering society access treatment, and funding for targeted prevention services for young and school aged children whose parents are addicted and who are under the care of New Hampshire’s Division for Children, Youth and Families.

The application comes two months after Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act on a bipartisan vote.

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