USDA is partnering with rural communities in 22 states to support opportunities for opioid prevention, treatment and recovery. The department says it is investing $10.7 million in 85 projects in 22 states through the Community Facilities program. “With its impact on workforce, quality of life and the economic vitality of rural communities from Maine to California, the opioid epidemic is more than just a matter of public health – it is an issue of rural prosperity,” Anne Hazlett, assistant to the secretary for Rural Development, said in a release. “Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities in planning and building local responses to this monumental challenge.” The states where investments are being made are: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin. Click here to see a list of the projects being financed.
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