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Release Date

9/20/2018

HHS Awards over $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the crisis ravaging our country. The awards support HHS's Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which was launched last year and enhanced this week. New data unveiled recently by HHS suggests that efforts are now yielding progress at the national level.

News Release: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-20/pdf/2018-20436.pdf

Release Date

9/20/2018

ETA Issues Guidance on "National Health Emergency Phase Two: Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grants to Address the Opioid Crisis"

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has published Training and Employment Guidance Letter 04-18 on September 14. This TEGL describes how agency interprets the statutory and regulatory requirements of the National Dislocated Worker Grant Program's disaster grants (Disaster Recovery DWGs) as they apply to the unique challenges of the opioid crisis.

Under this guidance, eligible applicants can obtain Disaster Recovery DWGs to create disaster-relief employment as well as to provide employment and training activities, including supportive services, to address economic and workforce impacts related to widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose.