Opioid Settlement Fund Regional Abatements

Overview

A total of $64 million was designated for regional abatement, which included 8 regions, 5 large cities, and 21 other municipalities. Specific to the 8 regions, $55 million in opioid settlement funding was provided, with each region allocated a specific amount determined by the Settlement Agreement.

Regional amounts are distributed through the Local Governmental Unit (LGU) for each county in the region. The LGU is the unit of government with authority under New York State Mental Hygiene Law to provide local addiction and mental health services. The regional amounts were distributed to each county based on its population, overdose death rates, and mental health and equity indicators.

OASAS holds regular calls with LGUs to address questions related to regional abatements. Catch up on these meetings on Youtube.

Capital Region

The Settlement Agreement designated $5.3 million to be distributed to the eight counties in the Capital Region.

Funds Distributed
(dollar amounts are expressed in thousands)

County

LGU

Funds Made Available

Albany

Albany County Department of Mental Health

 $     1,573

Columbia

Columbia County Department of Human Services

 $       284

Greene

Greene County Mental Health Center

 $       262

Rensselaer

Rensselaer County Unified Services Department of Mental Health

 $       776

Saratoga

Saratoga County Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

 $     1,005

Schenectady

Schenectady County Office of Community Services

 $       798

Warren

Office of Community Services for Warren and Washington Counties

 $       294

Washington

Office of Community Services for Warren and Washington Counties

 $       263

 

Initial Spending Allocation

Prior to receiving the Regional Abatement Funds, LGUs were asked to make an initial estimate on how they planned to spend funds across the ten priority areas, identified in the Opioid Settlement Board Report. Initial allocations are for planning purposes and subject to change as LGUs conduct community needs assessments. Below are the initial allocations for the Capital Region.

The spending category with the largest allocation in the Capital Region is Prevention, with $887,000 allocated.  Following Prevention, the next two highest categories are Treatment and Administrative Costs.

 

Central NY

The Settlement Agreement designated $5.6 million to be distributed to the five counties in the Central Region.

Funds Distributed

(dollar amounts are expressed in thousands)

County

LGU

Funds Made Available

Cayuga

Cayuga County Mental Health Department

 $               520

Cortland

Cortland County Mental Health Department

 $               314

Madison

Madison County Mental Health Department

 $               424

Onondaga

Onondaga County Department of Mental Health

 $            3,528

Oswego

Oswego County DSS, Division of Mental Hygiene

 $               816

 

Initial Spending Allocation

Prior to receiving the Regional Abatement Funds, LGUs were asked to make an initial estimate on how they planned to spend funds across the ten priority areas, identified in the Opioid Settlement Board Report. These initial allocations are intended to be estimates for planning purposes and are subject to change as LGUs conduct community needs assessments. Below are the initial allocations for the Central Region.

The spending category with the largest allocation in the Central Region is Investments Across the Service Continuum, with $3,678,000 allocated.  Following Investments Across the Service Continuum, the next two highest categories are Housing and Treatment.

 

 

Finger Lakes

The Settlement Agreement designated $8.0 million to be distributed to the nine counties in the Finger Lakes Region.

 

Funds Distributed

(dollar amounts are expressed in thousands)

County

LGU

Funds Made Available

Genesee

Genesee County Mental Health Services

 $               377

Livingston

Livingston County Community Services

 $               380

Monroe

Monroe County Office of Mental Health

 $            5,278

Ontario

Ontario County Mental Health Center

 $               651

Orleans

Orleans County Department of Mental Health

 $               241

Seneca

Seneca County Department of Mental Health

 $               189

Wayne

Wayne County Behavioral Health Network

 $               546

Wyoming

Wyoming County Mental Health Department

 $               241

Yates

Yates County Community Services

 $               136

 

Initial Spending Allocation

Prior to receiving the Regional Abatement Funds, LGUs were asked to make an initial estimate on how they planned to spend funds across the ten priority areas, identified in the Opioid Settlement Board Report. These initial allocations are intended to be estimates for planning purposes and are subject to change as LGUs conduct community needs assessments. Below are the initial allocations for the Finger Lakes Region.

The spending category with the largest allocation in the Finger Lakes Region is Treatment, with $1,608,000 allocated.  Following Treatment, the next two highest categories are Investments Across the Service Curriculum and Harm Reduction.

 

 

Mid-Hudson

The Settlement Agreement designated $15.2 million to be distributed to the seven counties in the Mid-Hudson Region.

 

Funds Distributed

(dollar amounts are expressed in thousands)

CountyLGUFunds Made Available
DutchessDutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health $            2,082
OrangeOrange County Department of Mental Health $            2,756
PutnamPutnam County DSS and Mental Health $               586
RocklandRockland County Department of Mental Health $            1,957
SullivanSullivan County Department of Community Services $               670
UlsterUlster County Department of Mental Health $            1,243
WestchesterWestchester County Department of Community Mental Health $            5,857

 

Initial Spending Allocation

Prior to receiving the Regional Abatement Funds, LGUs were asked to make an initial estimate on how they planned to spend funds across the ten priority areas, identified in the Opioid Settlement Board Report. These initial allocations are intended to be estimates for planning purposes and are subject to change as LGUs conduct community needs assessments. Below are the initial allocations for the Mid-Hudson Region.

The spending category with the largest allocation in the Mid-Hudson Region is Treatment, with $4,524,000 allocated.  Following Treatment, the next two highest categories are Housing and Prevention.

Mohawk Valley

The Settlement Agreement designated $3.0 million to be distributed to the six counties in the Mohawk Valley Region.

Funds Distributed

(dollar amounts are expressed in thousands)

County

LGU

Funds Made Available

Fulton

Fulton County Mental Health Services

 $               315

Herkimer

Herkimer County Mental Health

 $               328

Montgomery

Montgomery County Department of Community Services

 $               291

Oneida

Oneida County Department of Mental Health

 $            1,514

Otsego

Otsego County Department of Mental Health

 $               338

Schoharie

Schoharie County Community Services and MH Office

 $               173

 

Initial Spending Allocation

Prior to receiving the Regional Abatement Funds, LGUs were asked to make an initial estimate on how they planned to spend funds across the ten priority areas, identified in the Opioid Settlement Board Report. These initial allocations are intended to be estimates for planning purposes and are subject to change as LGUs conduct community needs assessments. Below are the initial allocations for the Mohawk Valley Region.

The spending category with the largest allocation in the Mohawk Valley Region is Treatment, with $1,073,000 allocated.  Following Treatment, the next two highest categories are Investments Across the Service Curriculum and Prevention.

 

North Country

The Settlement Agreement designated $2.5 million to be distributed to the seven counties in the North Country Region.

Funds Distributed

(dollar amounts are expressed in thousands)

County

LGU

Funds Made Available

Clinton

Clinton County Mental Health and Addiction Services

 $               445

Essex

Essex County Mental Health Services

 $               206

Franklin

Franklin County Community Services

 $               268

Hamilton

Hamilton County Community Services

 $                 24

Jefferson

Jefferson County Community Services

 $               779

Lewis

Lewis County Community Services

 $               163

St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence County Community Services

 $               575

 

Initial Spending Allocation

Prior to receiving the Regional Abatement Funds, LGUs were asked to make an initial estimate on how they planned to spend funds across the ten priority areas, identified in the Opioid Settlement Board Report. These initial allocations are intended to be estimates for planning purposes and are subject to change as LGUs conduct community needs assessments. Below are the initial allocations for the North Country Region.

The spending category with the largest allocation in the North Country Region is Prevention, with $618,000 allocated.  Following Prevention, the next two highest categories are Treatment and Priority Populations.

 

Southern Tier

The Settlement Agreement designated $4.5 million to be distributed to the eight counties in the Southern Tier Region.

Funds Distributed

(dollar amounts are expressed in thousands)

County

LGU

Funds Made Available

Broome

Broome County Mental Health Department

 $            1,553

Chemung

Chemung County Mental Hygiene Department

 $               614

Chenango

Chenango County Behavioral Health Services

 $               313

Delaware

Delaware County Community Services

 $               311

Schuyler

Schuyler County Community Services

 $               105

Steuben

Steuben County Community Services

 $               585

Tioga

Tioga County Mental Hygiene Department

 $               309

Tompkins

Tompkins County Mental Health Department

 $               719

 

Initial Spending Allocation

Prior to receiving the Regional Abatement Funds, LGUs were asked to make an initial estimate on how they planned to spend funds across the ten priority areas, identified in the Opioid Settlement Board Report. These initial allocations are intended to be estimates for planning purposes and are subject to change as LGUs conduct community needs assessments. Below are the initial allocations for the Southern Tier Region.

The spending category with the largest allocation in the Southern Tier Region is Treatment, with $1,775,000 allocated.  Following Treatment, the next two highest categories are Prevention and Investments Across the Service Continuum.

Western Region

The Settlement Agreement designated $11.3 million to be distributed to the five counties in the Western Region.

Funds Distributed

(dollar amounts are expressed in thousands)

County

LGU

Funds Made Available

Allegany

Allegany County Mental Health Department

 $               294

Cattaraugus

Cattaraugus County Department of Community Services

 $               548

Chautauqua

Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene Services

 $            1,055

Erie

Erie County Dept of Mental Health

 $            7,691

Niagara

Niagara County Department of Mental Health

 $            1,744

 

Initial Spending Allocation

Prior to receiving the Regional Abatement Funds, LGUs were asked to make an initial estimate on how they planned to spend funds across the ten priority areas, identified in the Opioid Settlement Board Report. These initial allocations are intended to be estimates for planning purposes and are subject to change as LGUs conduct community needs assessments. Below are the initial allocations for the Western Region.

The spending category with the largest allocation in the Western Region is Investments Across the Service Continuum, with $6,914,000 allocated.  Following Investments Across the Service Continuum, the next two highest categories are Administrative Costs and Housing.