09.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $20 Million Awarded to Wisconsin Communities to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Senator Baldwin worked to secure federal funding for local communities that invests in prevention, treatment and recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After leading the effort to secure federal investments for local communities to address the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Wisconsin will receive $20,322,072 million in federal grant funding for FY2018 to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin led the effort to include an additional $1 billion to help states and tribal communities fight the opioid epidemic in the FY2018 omnibus spending bill signed by President Trump.

“I’ve met with local health officials, law enforcement and first responders and it’s clear that Washington needs to do more to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts,” said Senator Baldwin. “I have worked in a bipartisan way to make sure communities in Wisconsin have the federal support they need to address the opioid epidemic and save lives.”

Wisconsin will receive $11,979,333 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of the opioid State Targeted Response grant; $4,135,489 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Tribal Organizations and Tribal Epidemiology Centers, including Forest County Potawomi Community and Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc; and $4,207,250 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for Community Health Centers across Wisconsin.

The HRSA grant recipients include:

  • Access Community Health Centers, Inc. in Madison ($308,000)
  • Community Health Systems Inc. in Beloit ($285,000)
  • Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. in Milwaukee ($292,000)
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, Inc. in Milwaukee ($285,500)
  • Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Inc. in Milwaukee ($110,000)
  • Outreach Community Health Centers, Inc. in Milwaukee ($286,250)
  • Kenosha Community Health Center Inc. in Kenosha ($285,000)
  • New Community Clinic Inc Ltd in Green Bay ($285,000)
  • Partnership Community Health Center, Inc. in Appleton ($285,000)
  • La Clinica De Los Campesinos, Inc. in Wautoma ($289,750)
  • Lakeshore Community Health Care, Inc. in Sheboygan ($285,000)
  • Family Health Center Of Marshfield, Inc. in Marshfield ($331,500)
  • Primary Connection Healthcare, Inc. in Wausau ($285,000)
  • Scenic Bluffs Health Center, Inc. in Cashton ($285,000)
  • The Lakes Community Health Center, Inc. in Iron River ($309,250)