Northern Nevada tribes receive grants to address opioid crisis
September 26, 2018
RENO, Nev. — The Washoe Tribe and Reno-Sparks Indian Colony will receive grants totaling $379,686 to address the opioid crisis and provide mental health and substance abuse services.
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., applauded the grants from the federal Health and Human Services Department, saying tribal communities are disproportionately impacted by drug overdoses.
"That is why it is important that these communities are prepared to provide the proper services to individuals facing addiction," he said this week.
The Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada will receive $213,790; the RSIC will receive $185,896.
Trending In: Features
- First Nation’s Focus October-November 2018: Read the e-edition here
- 11 Natives take part in 4-day Sacred Water Run across Nevada
- Behind the scenes of First Nation’s Focus with Bethany Sam
- Native officials: Using blood quantum to determine citizenship is problematic
- Nahko Bear (Apache): ‘Just doing my thing and shining that light’