Introduced 12-18-15 by Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH] and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Cosponsors were Angus King Jr [I-ME], Richard Blumenthal [D-CT], Patrick Leahy [D-VT], Martin Heinrich [D-NM], Jeff Merkley [D-OR], Kelly Ayotte [R-NH], Amy Klobucher [D-MN], Ron Wyden [D-OR], Sheldon Whitehouse[D-RI], Tammy Baldwin[D-WI], Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY], Robert Casey [D-PA], Edward Markey [D-MA], Elizabeth Warren [D-MA], Debbie Stabenow [D-MI], Tom Udall [D-NM], Sherrod Brown [D-OH]. The related bill in the House is H.R.4447.
Purpose: Making appropriations to address the heroin and opioid drug abuse epidemic for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
- $200,000,000 to the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs for “State and local law enforcement assistance”.
- $10,000,000 for “Community Oriented Policing Services Programs” for competitive grants to State law enforcement agencies in States with high rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin or other opioids.
- $240,000,000 to DHHS Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration for “Substance Abuse Treatment”, of which
- Broken down to:
- a. $225,000,000 is for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment block grant program under subpart II of part B of title XIX of the Public Health Service Act;
- $10,000,000 is for the Medication Assisted Treatment for Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction program of the Programs of Regional and National Significance within the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; and
iii. $5,000,000 is for the Recovery Community Services program of the Programs of Regional and National Significance within the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
- $20,000,000 for the Strategic Prevention Framework/Partnership for Success Strategic Prevention Framework Rx of the Programs of Regional and National Significance within the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
- $5,000,000 for the Project AWARE program of the Programs of Regional and National Significance within the Center for Mental Health Services.
- $50,000,000 to CDC for “Injury Prevention and Control” for expanding State-level prescription drug abuse prevention efforts such as improving prescription drug monitoring programs, data collection, and collaboration among States.
- $30,000,000 to NIH for the “National Institute on Drug Abuse” for carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to drug abuse.
- $40,000,000 to the Office of the Secretary for the “Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund” to better coordinate and respond to the national heroin and opioid drug abuse crisis at the discretion of the Secretary of HHS.