Liz McCormick Published

Gov. Tomblin Says $250,000 Awarded to Substance Abuse Programs in W.Va.


Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says a quarter of a million dollars in state grants have been awarded to programs across the state to expand access to substance abuse treatment.

The $250,000 grant will fund five projects across West Virginia, all focused on addiction treatment and recovery.

Part of Tomblin’s 2013 Justice Reinvestment Act, the grant funds are part of the Treatment Supervision Program. The pilot phase of the program focuses on funding outpatient and intensive outpatient services, community engagement specialists, and recovery coaches in West Virginia.

United Summit Center was awarded $180,000 for two outpatient/intensive outpatient sites that will be located in Monongalia and Randolph counties.

Jefferson County Day Report Center was awarded $70,000 for two recovery coach positions that will serve residents of Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral and Morgan counties.

Tomblin has committed 9 million dollars in state funding for the expansion of community-based treatment programs. Nearly 2 million dollars have previously been awarded to expand access in nine locations serving 18 counties in the state.