BOISE – The Idaho Behavioral Health Council is requesting public input on spending priorities for state-directed opioid settlement funds.
As part of a nationwide settlement with opioid manufacturers, the state-directed opioid settlement fund provides approximately $2 million annually within Idaho for opioid abatement activities. The Idaho Behavioral Health Council is charged with making recommendations to Gov. Brad Little and the Legislature for how these funds are expended each year.
Members of the public may submit ideas or proposals via email to [email protected] until July 1, 2023. To help inform submissions, examples of approved opioid abatement strategies are available at this link. The council will determine the spending priorities at its quarterly meeting on Aug. 11, 2023.
For more information about the opioid settlement fund, please visit the Idaho Attorney General’s Opioid Settlement webpage at https://www.ag.idaho.gov/consumer-protection/opioid-settlement/.
For more information about the Idaho Behavioral Health Council, please visit https://behavioralhealthcouncil.idaho.gov/.