New funding helps local non-profits address substance abuse, deadline approaching


DELAWARE – In Delaware, a new fund supporting local non-profits that provide substance abuse resources has extended its deadline to apply.

Thanks to ARPA dollars, the Prevention and Recovery Support Services Fund’s goal is to reduce overdose deaths in the first state.

The funding provides resources to local community organizations and non-profits to help address barriers to care that include transportation and housing support.

We spoke with Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long who says the Covid -19 highlighted the need for more wrap around services in the community, especially as overdose deaths have been on the rise in Delaware.

“Right now, we have seen an uptick of almost 25% in behavioral health and substance use disorder program problems. So, the recovery support services with ARPA are now another tool in the tool kit,” Hall-Long said.

That application deadline is now Friday, November 4th.

Community based organizations and nonprofits interested in applying, click here

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