Local Organizations Invited to Apply for Opioid Settlement Funding Starting July 15

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 Mecklenburg County will make $6 million in grant funding available to organizations that provide substance use and mental health treatment services, early intervention, recovery housing, as well as employment and recovery services to combat the Opioid epidemic.

As part of the application process, the County will be accepting submissions for the following categories of opioid treatment and addiction-related services for FY24 and FY25: 

  • Employment-Related Services - $525,000

  • Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment - $750,000

  • Early Intervention - $750,000

  • Recovery Support Services - $1 million

  • Recovery Housing Support - $3 million

The online application portal will be open from July 15, 2023, to Aug. 15, 2023. Organizations interested in applying for funds are encouraged to attend an Information session on July 13, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (600 E. 4th St., Charlotte, NC 28202). For more information visit the County’s Opioid Settlement Spending Plan webpage.

Mecklenburg County will receive more than $72 million over the next 18 years to apply toward solutions to the opioid epidemic in our community. These funds are part of the National Opioid Settlements, $50 billion in total agreements, that will bring critical support to help municipalities harmed by the opioid epidemic.