MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board Announces U.S. Department of Labor National Health Emergency Grant to Combat the Opioid Crisis

2019-05-14T16:06:05+00:00 May 14th, 2019|

“There is not a community in Massachusetts or the United States that remains untouched by the ongoing opioid addiction crisis. I hear about it whenever I am traveling throughout my district. From Lawrence, to Lowell, to Gardner families are in need of help. This public health emergency requires a significant and sustained federal response. This grant funding from the US Department of Labor will help our community offer critical support to communities and individuals in need of addiction treatment and recovery services. Fighting back requires bold action. That is why last week I was proud to cosponsor the reintroduction of the CARE Act, which will help steer millions of dollars directly to our hardest hit communities to make sure they have the resources necessary to conduct their addiction prevention, education, treatment, and recovery work,” said Representative Trahan.

LOWELL — The MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board has received a $2.45 million federal grant to help 150 individuals impacted by the region’s opioid crisis.

The National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker grant is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD). The exact amount of the grant is $2,450,295.

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