US Department of Labor Awards $2.8M in Funding to Provide Employment, Training Services to Combat Ohio's Opioid Crisis


WASHINGTON – With opioid-related overdoses linked to 3,237 deaths in Ohio in 2018, and the state’s neonatal units reporting higher rates of newborns suffering opioid withdrawal, opioid abuse remains a serious health emergency.

To help combat the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $2,833,333 in National Dislocated Worker Grant funding to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to train and employ participants for jobs to address the impacts of the opioid crisis.