State looks to receive additional millions in federal funds to battle opioid epidemic

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Attorneys Mike Stuart and Bill Powell will join a top U.S. Department of Justice official Friday morning to announce the awarding of nearly $38 million in grants to the state in connection with the opioid epidemic.

A news release announcing the 10 a.m. news conference said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan will join Stuart and Powell at the news conference to be held at the Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston. There will also be Justice administration officials on hand.

The state has already received millions of dollars in the battle against opioids.

A September announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services included $7.4 million for the state from the Centers for Disease Control and $28 million in grant funding. An October announcement said the state was getting a $6.5 million grant from the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP). The program supports innovative ways to encourage substance abuse treatment and recovery.

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