Crouch Announces Funding Opportunities for Initiatives Combating Substance Abuse

February 14, 2019

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) announced today that the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is offering funding opportunities for initiatives aimed at deterring opioid use disorder through prevention, treatment or recovery programs.

“Addiction affects people from all walks of life,” said Crouch. “It’s paramount that the proper services and programs are available to help those in need, their friends, families and loved ones. I strongly encourage any hospitals or clinics throughout the Southern Tier that may be eligible to consider applying for these funding opportunities. The more opportunities and services we offer to help those who are battling addiction, the better.”

The programs and funding amounts include but are not limited to:

  • $1,750,000 to facilitate the process of Buprenorphine Induction in hospital emergency departments and linkage to Community Based Treatment using peers. Five awards will be issued with maximum amount of $350,000 per award.
  • $3,500,000 to establish Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services in federally qualified Heath centers in partnership with OASAS Certified Treatment Programs.
  • $1,815,000 to implement PAX Good Behavior Game in classrooms to prevent opioid use disorder. 11 awards will be issued with a maximum amount of $165,000 each.
  • $100,000 to create Peer-Driven Recovery Networks for youth and young adults. 10 awards will be issued with a maximum amount of $10,000 each.

The application deadline for all of programs is March 7, 2019 at 5 p.m. To apply or for more information and a full list eligibility requirements, please visit the OASAS website here: