USDA announces $643K for 6 opioid projects in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal officials have announced $643,300 for six projects aimed at opioid prevention, treatment and recovery.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the projects are part of $10.7 million for 85 initiatives across 22 states through the department’s Community Facilities program.

Tennessee’s portion includes $53,300 for Hepatitis C or liver damage treatment equipment at Dayspring Family Health Center Inc. in Campbell County. It also includes $150,000 for vehicles, computers and telehealth at Hope Family Services in Sumner County.

It includes $150,000 for diesel mechanics skills training at Tennessee Center for Applied Technology in Hawkins County and $41,500 for Overton County for an ambulance and transport ventilators. It also includes $150,000 for telecommunications equipment at Rural Health Services Consortium in Hawkins County and $98,500 for Rural Medical Services Inc. in Cocke County for vans and ultrasound equipment.

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