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The Pope County Opioid Settlement Advisory Council is dedicated to making a positive difference in the fight against opioid abuse and misuse in our community. We recognize the importance of working hand in hand with our community partners to create a comprehensive and effective response to this public health issue.

To that end, we are excited to announce the release of a funding opportunity aimed at supporting local organizations and initiatives focused on opioid abuse and misuse prevention. This funding opportunity seeks to:

  • Foster Collaboration: Encourage collaboration among community-based organizations, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and other stakeholders to develop and implement innovative opioid abuse and misuse prevention programs.
  • Promote Education: Support initiatives that raise awareness about the risks of opioid misuse, enhance education on safe prescription prescribing practices, and empower individuals and families with knowledge to prevent opioid addiction.
  • Expand Access to Treatment and Support: Fund projects that improve access to evidence-based treatment, harm reduction services, and support for individuals struggling with opioid use disorder.
  • Advance Research and Data Collection: Invest in research efforts that provide critical insights into local opioid abuse trends and their impact, enabling data-driven decision-making for prevention efforts.

The Pope County Community Partner Funding Request document provides the instructions and information needed to complete the grant application. The application can be found here on the “Opioid Settlement Advisory Councils” page on the Horizon Public Health website.  Click the heading for the ‘Details by County’ section, look under the sub-heading for Pope County, and click the link marked “Pope County Funding Application”.

Together we can make a significant impact in our community’s fight against the crisis of opioid abuse and misuse in our community. Please find attached further details about the funding opportunity, including application guidelines and details. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Amy Reineke at Horizon Public Health at amyr@horizonph.org or 320-762-3079, OR Kersten Kappmeyer, Pope County Administrator at kersten.kappmeyer@popecountymn.gov or 320-634-7704.


Thank you for your dedication to our community.