By Outer Banks Voice on August 18, 2022
Back on Aug. 1, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan for how the county will spend the roughly $422,000 it will receive from the national $26 billion opioid litigation settlement for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year. (Dare Board approves $422K opioid settlement plan)
A large chunk of those total funds, $125,000, is set aside for community initiatives in which agencies doing relevant work in the community could apply for a grant that would be vetted by the Saving Lives Task Force.
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has now released information on how these agencies can apply for these grants – with plans to award five grants of up to $25,000 apiece.
Here’s the release.
Dare County is part of North Carolina’s historic $26 billion agreement that will help bring desperately needed relief to communities impacted by opioids. In Dare County, these funds will be used to support treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and other life-saving programs and services. Because Dare County is a “can do” community, a portion of the funds will be used to fund mini grants.
Dare County Department of Health & Human Services is offering five grants for up to a maximum of $25,000 each. Proposals will need to include deliverables which align with the North Carolina Memorandum of Agreement. The application can be found at www.DareNC.com/MiniGrants
Funds will be provided through a monthly reimbursement process. These funds are not recurring after June 30, 2023. Monies awarded must be spent by June 30, 2023. Final report of the project must be submitted by June 30, 2023. Proposals must be submitted by September 6, 2022.
For more information, please contact Roxana Ballinger, Health Education & Outreach Director with Dare County Department of Health & Human Services and Co-Chair for the Saving Lives Task Force at 252.475.5619 or Roxana.Ballinger@DareNC.com.