Recently, pharmacies and opioid manufacturers have settled state lawsuits. They are paying funds to towns to address the harms of the opioid crisis.
New Guidance on expending Settlement Funds from Division of Local Services
Information from the Attorney General’s Office
- How much is your town getting? Allocation Totals for both existing and new settlements – Franklin County
- Frequently Asked Questions About the AG’s Statewide Opioid Settlements
- Approved Programs and Strategies
- Guidance for Municipalities Utilizing Opioid Settlement Abatement Payments
All municipalities are encouraged to report annually on their expenditures, and these reports will be available to the public on a map. ONLY municipalities receiving more than $35,000 in a year are required to submit reports. Note that there are organizations that will contact you to ask for a report that may not seem voluntary, but is. These are groups interested in how the funds are being spent, they are not monitoring on behalf of an official entity. MA reporting form for those who receive $35K or more each year.
Ideas and related materials for spending opioid settlement funds appropriately in Franklin County
- Franklin County Listening Session (2/5) Materials:
- Franklin County February 2024 Listening Session Slides (PDF, 708 KB)
- Listening session meeting summary (PDF, 462 KB)
- Provide your feedback on how to spend settlement funds. Post your suggestions on the online Jamboard.
- Settlement Discussion Slides at Public Health Roundtable June 2023 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
- The Recovery Research Institute’s Addictionary
- Family support
- Slides from January FRCOG meeting: Opioid Settlement Regional Project Options in Franklin County (PDF, 3 MB)
- Recording of March 2023 meeting to discuss shared projects: Local Public Health Roundtable (Passcode: VmzAz?8H)
Local Opioid Use Data
- Opioid data for roundtable 26 feb 2023–ODs, bup. rx, filled bup rx
- Funds by PHE – Opioid Settlement Roundtable 2023.6.26
How to set up a stabilization account or appropriate funds
(NOTE that as of 12/23, a stabilization account is no longer required. These materials are here in case your town decides to use one anyway).
- MAHB Guidance for cities and towns
- KP Law Guidance for cities and towns
- ARTICLE TO CREATE STABILIZATION FUND 1.14.23
- CITY COUNCIL VOTE OPIOID FREE CASH 1.24.23
- CITY COUNCIL VOTE TO CREATE OPIOID STABILIZATION FUND AND FUND IT 1.24.23
- DRAFT WARRANT ARTICLE FOR FY 23 – 1.24.23Opioid Settlements Guidance Document 1.24.23