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DSHS Awards $74 Million for Community Substance Abuse Services

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News Release
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 lives.”

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 referral services.

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 services.

For a complete list of award recipients, please visit: esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/docs/537/86298_10.doc.

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(News Media Contact: Chris Van Deusen, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, 512-458-7753.)

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Last updated December 27, 2013