Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Member of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, issued the following statement after the announcement of over $25 million in opioid response grants for New York that was created by the 21st Century Cures Act that she supported and was signed into law:
“The 21st Century Cures Act was a major reform to our healthcare system that I was pleased to support last Congress,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Far too many across our district have been touched by opioid addiction and this funding is an important part of our approach to tackle this epidemic. As a Member of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, I will continue to work across the aisle on this ongoing fight.”
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the second year of funding for the Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grants to 57 states and territories totaling $485 million to continue the Nation’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis. SRT grants were created by the 21st Century Cures Act, which was signed into law in 2016.
The FY2018 Omnibus appropriated an additional $1 billion to the Opioid State Targeted Response grants. The allocations for that additional funding will be announced in September 2018.