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Cayuga County accepting proposals for how to use opioid settlement funds

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The Cayuga County Community Services Board is accepting proposals for the use of opioid settlement funds through December 9th, 2022. Submission details can be found at

The Attorney General negotiated opioid settlement payments for New York State and its counties. These direct payments to the counties consist of both one-time payments and recurring payments for a number of years. The Cayuga County Legislature directed all payments made to the county be used for approved uses only per settlement stipulation. The Legislature also directed the Community Services Board (CSB) to develop recommendations for the opioid and substance use projects to be funded with opioid settlement funds.

The Cayuga County CSB has met to develop a Request for Proposals following presentations which identified gaps and needs by community organizations working with individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). On October 25th, members of the Alcohol and Substance Use Committee met for a special meeting to hear presentations on substance use gaps and needs for the purposes of providing the CSB with relevant data. As a result, gaps and needs were identified which will be addressed through proposals submitted.

“We are looking forward to investing these funds into our community to help repair the damage that has occurred as a result of the opioid epidemic, and especially to help individuals fighting the disease of addiction every day,” said Lauren Walsh, Director of Community Services.

This RFP is for one-time funding requests of up to $75,000 for projects which clearly address the needs/gaps and the approved uses as well as the local services plan. All supporting documents are accessible on the county website at for use in preparing the proposal.