Shelley Moore Capito announces $43 million in Opioid Relief

WEST VIRGINIA, WV (WOAY) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced West Virginia will receive $43,756,934 through the State Opioid Response grant program.

The funding would come through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This news follows a joint-announcement released in March acknowledging West Virginia was eligible for these funds. Capito attended Donald Trump’s speech last night and during a press call this morning she discussed his remarks on the opioid epidemic. 

“He talked about trade deals, lowering prescription drug prices meeting the challenge of the opioid epidemic,” said Capito.  

The program also has updated language that will allow grantees to also use the funds to address stimulant-related challenges that are affecting states and communities across the nation.