COLUMBUS — Grants totaling $1.3 million have been sent to 30 local agencies across Ohio — including the Lima Police Department — that operate quick-response teams in the fight against opioid addiction. The grants, administered by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, range from $8,000 to $62,000 per agency. Many of the recipient drug abuse response teams also received previous grants from this program, which began in 2017.
The LPD’s Substance Abuse Assistance For Everyone program, or SAAFE, was awarded $137,000 in the latest round of funding.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has expanded a program that helps address drug addictions, overdoses and deaths within Ohio communities. The Drug Abuse Response Team Grant Program reimburses some of the personnel and other costs for local law enforcement or government agency teams that deploy in response to overdoses and other effects of the opioid epidemic.