A new partnership by the Department of Agriculture with rural communities in 22 states seeks to support opportunities for opioid prevention, treatment and recovery.

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced the program that will invest $10.7 million in 85 projects in 22 states through the Community Facilities program.

As part of the funding, projects will include creating a shelter in Arkansas for people recovering from opioid misuse, help fund renovations to a rural health clinic in Illinois and create a Pennsylvania facility for transitional housing for recovering opioid users.

Hazlett announced that USDA is making investments today in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin. Learn more at www.rd.usda.gov.

Source;  NAFB News