BOSTON– Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) announced that the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded a total of 100K in new grant funding to dramatically expand the availability of substance abuse prevention services and programs to the town of Southborough. Hudson received the full amount and will also use the funding to provide services to the towns of Southborough, Northborough and Framingham that are in the service area.
“I applaud the Baker-Polito Administration for securing this important grant funding to provide important services for individuals dealing with drug addiction and for prioritizing solutions to combat substance abuse,” said Senator Eldridge. “This builds on the recommendations of the Governor’s Opioid Working Group and I am pleased that a number of areas in the district I represent will benefit from these vital programs and services.”
“Substance abuse is a concern in every community in the Commonwealth,” stated Representative Dykema. “Drug addiction is a growing epidemic and this funding will help Southborough provide the support services needed for treatment and prevention, especially among our young people.”
The Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC) grant will support this statewide objective by building and improving the capacity of municipalities to address these issues in alignment with strategies recommended by Governor Baker’s Opioid Working Group.
The SAPC grant builds on the work of the 31 programs previously funded by the Department of Public Health by widening the scope of that prevention work to include opioids and other often-abused substances, and by significantly increasing municipal engagement by funding municipal partnerships – boosting the number of participating communities from 27 to 127.