June 22, 2010
The Texas Department of State Health Services today announced it is
tentatively awarding contracts totaling nearly $74 million to 89 providers of
community-based substance abuse services. The awards are subject to change
pending negotiations with contract grant recipients.
The money comes from a mix of state and federal funds and will provide
substance abuse treatment and assessment services to more than 45,000 people
statewide next year.
“Alcohol and drug abuse affects thousands of Texans and their families every
year,” said Dr. David Lakey, DSHS commissioner. “This funding helps individuals
get needed substance abuse treatment to help them recover and live productive
The tentative awards of $73.9 million for the fiscal year starting Sept. 1,
2010, will go to local mental health and substance abuse treatment centers in
Texas to provide treatment as well as outreach, screening, assessment and
Of the $73.9 million awarded, state funding for the program is $8.3 million
and federal funding is $65.6 million.
The funding is part of an effort to increase access to substance abuse
For a complete list of award recipients, please visit: esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/docs/537/86298_10.doc.
(News Media Contact: Chris Van Deusen, DSHS
Assistant Press Officer, 512-458-7753.)
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