The State of Texas, along with a coalition of states and subdivisions (cities and counties), reached final agreements with pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies (including Teva, Allergen, CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens) to resolve “legal claims against them for their role in the opioid crisis,” The State of Texas received about $1.6 billion in the settlements. A bill passed by the Texas Legislature in 2021 created the Texas Opioid Abatement Trust Fund, which allowed for funds to be allocated to cities and counties.
The City of McKinney will use a portion of the grant funding to encourage eligible non-profit or for-profit organizations to apply for funding to aid in the treatment of opioid use disorders, mental health or any other occurring substance use that impacts the McKinney community. One agency will be selected by the Community Grants Advisory Commission for recommendation to City Council.
The City of McKinney invites non-profit and for-profit organizations to apply for funding.
Two information sessions for this grant will be provided at the City's Consolidated Grants Kick-off:
In-person session, Friday, February 23, 2024, at 10 a.m., McKinney City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee Street or interested persons may attend the virtual session held Monday, February 26, 2024, at 10 a.m. Virtual attendees must register in advance at [email protected]
Application packets will be available for download on Monday, February 26 at 1 p.m. Narrative questions must be answered, and required forms must be submitted. Technical assistance for applicants will be available with staff, from February 26 to March 29, 2024, at 4 p.m.
Grant deadline is April 3, 2024, at 11:59 PM CST. Applicants should submit the entire application packet to [email protected]. Incomplete submissions may not be considered for funding.