Durbin Announces $8.3 Million in Funding to Fight and Prevent Substance Abuse

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Illinois $8,324,317 to help fight and prevent substance abuse. The funds will be used by communities throughout Illinois to provide more comprehensive screening, prevention, and early intervention programs as well as referrals to treatment for people at high risk for substance abuse.


Today’s grant is part of roughly $137 million awarded nationwide and is largely funded through the Prevention and Public Health Fund established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.