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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Announces over $12 Million Dollars in Grants for New Jersey to Combat Opioid Crisis

April 24, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman MacArthur, co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force announced that New Jersey will receive $12,995,621 in new funding to combat opioid addiction. This funding is the first of two rounds of grants provided for in the 21st Century Cures Act, which established the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants program.

“Last year, the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force advocated for passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, which provides support for states to combat this crisis,” said MacArthur.  “Since then, I and my fellow Task Force Members have been calling on Congress to fully fund this critical piece of legislation.  This grant money will help our local and state government combat the heroin and opioid crisis that has devastated so many families and communities in New Jersey.  I’m so grateful that the Bipartisan Task Force was able to work together to help New Jersey and states across the country get additional funding to fight substance abuse, and I look forward to continuing to fight for the support our communities need.”

Funding will be issued to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six U.S. territories and will support a comprehensive array of prevention, treatment, and recovery services depending on the needs of recipients.