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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.

We want to hear from you!

How do you think the opioid settlement money should be spent?

The state of New Jersey will be receiving over $300 million of opioid settlement funds over the next 18 years, and the Murphy Administration wants your opinion on how the funds will 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

Options for Submitting Your Proposal

Portal will be open for CY2023 submissions August 31 – October 31, 2022.

Online Form

Identifying information, such as the person’s name and email address, will be optional for those who prefer anonymity.


In Writing by Mail

If residents cannot access the online portal, they may submit their proposal in writing and mail it for consideration instead.

Opioid Funds Proposal c/o
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625


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