Stefanik Announces Over $1.25 Million in Department of Justice Grants for St. Lawrence County and Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe to Combat Opioid Crisis

October 16, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced over $1.25 million in Department of Justice Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) has been awarded to St. Lawrence County and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. St. Lawrence County will receive a $900,000 grant and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will receive a $420,036 grant. This program will expand harm-reduction services and recovery support opportunities, as well as increase access to communicable disease testing and preventive care to individuals in high-risk populations.

“I am proud that tax dollars will be returned back to the North Country in the form of this crucial funding to combat the opioid crisis in our communities,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “These grants will provide essential patient-centered addiction services for people at greatest risk for overdoses. We must continue to increase access to resources for those with opioid disorders in order to get them the critical help that they need in overcoming addiction. I will continue to advocate for these essential programs and others that have lasting positive impact.”