- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire is getting $22.9 million for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018 to help fight the opioid crisis.

Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan said Thursday the state-based opioid grants for treatment provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a significant increase over the previous year’s total of $3.1 million.

The senators helped lobby to change the way SAMHSA distributes money, taking into account the states hardest-hit by overdose death rates.

They said the agency has agreed to change this funding formula and also limit the number of states eligible for the set-aside funds to a targeted list of states, adhering to a request from the New Hampshire congressional delegation.

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