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North Dakota Human Services announces funding opportunity to establish adult residential addiction treatment services in underserved areas

This funding opportunity is part of an ongoing effort to increase access to vital treatment services for North Dakotans with substance use disorders and other behavioral health needs.

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The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ (NDDHS) Behavioral Health Division announced Thursday $5 million in grant funding to expand access to residential substance use disorder treatment services for adults in underserved areas of the state.

According to the press release, the funding is intended to establish up to four new licensed substance abuse treatment programs to provide short-term residential services for adults with a substance use disorder. The treatment services will be individualized and based on best practices. For those who are eligible to apply for the one-time funding, a treatment program must operate 16 beds or less and located in rural or underserved areas of the state where there are few residential treatment options.

Interested entities can learn more about this funding opportunity in the request for proposal that was issued Thursday, Dec. 2. The deadline to apply is noon CST Jan. 7, 2022.

During the 2019 legislative session, North Dakota lawmakers appropriated $2 million to the NDDHS to establish up to two new residential substance abuse treatment programs. During the Legislature’s special session in November, lawmakers appropriated an additional $3 million to establish four total residential substance abuse treatment programs in the state.

This funding opportunity is part of an ongoing effort to increase access to vital treatment services for North Dakotans with substance use disorders and other behavioral health needs, the press release states.

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“Access to addiction services is a significant need for much of North Dakota. Individuals who have treatment access in their community are able to stay connected with their natural supports, like family, which is important to long-term recovery,” NDDHS Behavioral Health Division Director Pamela Sagness said in a press release. “We are grateful for the continued support from Gov. Burgum and the legislature to address addiction service needs.”

For additional information, visit behavioralhealth.nd.gov .

Jackie Jahfetson is a graduate of Northern Michigan University whose journalism path began in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as a freelancer for The Daily Mining Gazette. Her previous roles include editor-in-chief at The North Wind and reporter at The Mining Journal in Marquette, Mich. Raised on a dairy farm, she immediately knew Dickinson would be her first destination west as she focuses on gaining aptitude for ranch life, crop farming and everything agriculture. She covers hard news stories centered on government, fires, crime and education. When not fulfilling deadlines and attending city commission meetings, she is a budding musician and singer.
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