(Office of Rob Portman) -- The city of Portsmouth will receive $250,000 after being named one of the 10 Rural Health Opioid Program Awardees in the United States by the Heath Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).
U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) advocated for Portsmouth to receive this funding to help fight back the opioid epidemic.
He reports he worked to secure $1 billion in new funding for state grants to right opioid abuse in the recently signed-into-law CURES Act and $181 million annually in discretionary spending for new programs through his recently signed-into-law and bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA).
Portman continues to tour the state meeting with those in recovery and those on the front lines dealing with the heroin and prescription epidemic. As the author of the CARA legislation, Senator Portman has helped lead the national effort to combat this epidemic that is devastating communities across Ohio and our country.
The legislation ensures that federal resources are focused on evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs that have proven effective in local communities so that it can make a difference in people’s lives.
Portman also recently introduced the bipartisan Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, which is designed to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped through our borders to drug traffickers here in the United States.