published on September 11, 2018 - 9:32 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

More than $110,000 is coming to the Central Valley from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support opioid treatment, prevention and recovery services.

The funding from the USDA’s Rural Development branch is part of $1.5 million being distributed in California through its “Community Facilities” programs.

In Fresno County, the City of Mendota will receive $71,420 to purchase three police vehicles, while the City of Woodlake in Tulare County will receive $40,600 to purchase a vehicle to be used as a K-9 unit.

“The opioid epidemic affects health, quality of life and long-term rural prosperity in many of our rural California communities,” said Kim Dolbow Vann, USDA Rural Development state director. “These investments directly impact communities served by first responders and organizations at the forefront of the fight against opioid misuse.”

In total, $10.7 million is being distributed to 85 projects in 22 states to support the fight against opioid abuse.

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