LEXINGTON, Ky. — Congressman Andy Barr and Mayor Linda Gorton secure a $511,078 federal grant for the City of Lexington’s Fire Department to assist the Department in fighting the opioid epidemic.
The grant funding comes from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP). This award will enable Lexington to continue services for survivors of substance abuse overdoses, which includes casework management, treatment providers, housing assistance, and other mental health resources.
The Lexington Fire Department grant award is the latest grant that has been delivered to combat the opioid epidemic in the bluegrass. In October, a $433,903 DOJ grant for the Shepherd’s House was presented. Shepherd’s House has over three decades of experience providing multiple recovery programs to rehabilitate dozens of recovering addicts per year.