Opioid Settlements Funding Will Support State and Local Responses to Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Combating the Opioid Epidemic

The $641 million in settlement funds will be paid through 2038 and will fund state and local programs focused on treatment, prevention, and other strategies to combat the opioid epidemic in the state.

Thank you!

The state of New Jersey will be receiving over $300 million of opioid settlement funds over the next 18 years, and the Murphy Administration thanks you for your opinion on how the funds should be used.

Funding must go towards:

  • Treating opioid use disorder (OUD)
  • Supporting people in treatment and recovery
  • Providing connections to care
  • Addressing the needs of justice involved persons
  • Addressing the needs of pregnant or parenting people who use drugs and their families
  • Preventing over-prescribing and ensuring the appropriate prescription of opioids by medical professional
  • Preventing problematic use of opioids
  • Preventing overdose deaths and harms through harm reduction strategies
  • Other goals such as supporting first responders, training, and cross-system collaborative efforts, and/or research

Listening Sessions

Listening Sessions

In addition to the input already received through the online portal, The New Jersey Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund Advisory Council is holding listening sessions to gather public input on distributing opioid settlement funds. New Jersey will receive at least $641 million over 18 years as part of a federal opioid settlement. The state will receive half of the funding, and the other half will be provided to participating county and local governments.

Listening Session Details

Sesiones de audiencia

Además de las aportaciones ya recibidas a través del portal en línea, el Consejo Asesor del Fondo de Recuperación y Remediación de los Opioides de New Jersey está organizando sesiones de escucha para conocer la opinión del público sobre la distribución de los fondos del acuerdo sobre opioides. New Jersey recibirá al menos $641 millones de dólares a lo largo de 18 años como parte de un acuerdo federal sobre opioides. El Estado recibirá la mitad de los fondos, y la otra mitad se entregará a las administraciones locales y de los condados participantes.

Detalles de la sesión de escucha

Register to testify or attend these public listening sessions.

Note: Public listending session are designed for the State and the New Jersey Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund Advisory Council to receive the public's feedback and input on spending settlement abatement funds. This will not be a working meeting of the Council

Register to testify or attend these public listening sessions.


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