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Governor Hogan announces $6.4 million grant to combat opioid epidemic

Posted: 8:52 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 20:52:10-05
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention has received more than $6 million from the Department of Justice for the State of Maryland to support a coordinated, statewide response to the opioid crisis in collaboration with the work of the Opioid Operational Command Center.

“For five years, our administration has been committed to shining a spotlight on the heroin and opioid epidemic, which has torn apart communities and families throughout our state and across the nation,” said Governor Hogan. “This grant will enable us to make critical interventions and save lives as we continue using every tool at our disposal to address this crisis.”

This award is part of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program 2019 statewide grant program, which provides resources to support state and local efforts to reduce violent crime and drug abuse, enhance public safety and support victims of crime.