Opioid Settlement Funding Initiatives

Initiatives, regional abatements and guidance for localities on the use of opioid settlement dollars.
Opioid Settlement Funding Initiatives


OASAS is the lead agency responsible for the monitoring and oversight of the New York Opioid Settlement Fund. This includes the distribution of Regional Abatements to localities for specific initiatives that address and reduce the impact of addiction and opioid use disorder in communities across New York. Fifty-five Local Governmental Units and five cities were notified of the dollars available to each county out of a total $64 million. The amount available to each county is calculated based on a formula using population, overdose death rates, and mental health and equity indicators.

As specified in the Settlement Agreement, State Statute and in the 2022 Opioid Settlement Fund Advisory Board report, the allowable use of funds and identified priority areas are available to inform the local subdivisions and should be considered when utilizing settlement dollars. These priority areas include: harm reduction, treatment, investments across the service continuum, priority populations, housing, recovery, prevention, transportation, public awareness and research. Notably, three themes were identified as guiding principles for developing and prioritizing the Board’s recommendations. These include service integration to best treat co-occurring disorders, service equity, and meaningful evaluation that demonstrates reduced suffering and positive impacts on the social determinants of health.

Regional Abatements

Pursuant to the Opioid Settlement Agreement, we are providing the following information on the dollar amounts available to each Local Government Units (LGUs), Five Large Cities, and Other Litigating Entities. In addition,

OASAS held a call with LGUs to address questions related to regional abatements. Watch the meeting on Youtube.

Funding Initiatives

Comprehensive Low-Threshold Buprenorphine Services SETT-23001
$7,500,000 is currently available to support Comprehensive Low-Threshold Buprenorphine Programs through a maximum of 15 awards; each award may be up to $500,000; an additional two years of funding may be provided as available. OASAS seeks to award at least one program in each of the 10 Empire State Development (ESD) Regions.

Comprehensive Integrated Outpatient Treatment Program SETT-23004
More than $8 million in funding is available for the development of Comprehensive Integrated Outpatient Treatment Programs throughout the state of New York. A Comprehensive Integrated Outpatient Treatment Program has co-located Part 822 Outpatient Services and Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) services under one PRU or operating certificate.

Outreach and Engagement Services – Clinic Model SETT-23005

Through Opioid Settlement Funds, OASAS is seeking applications for the delivery of outreach and engagement services following a clinic model.  Eligible applicant information and other details can be found in the RFA.

Outreach and Engagement Services – Street Outreach Model SETT-23006
OASAS is seeking applications for the delivery of street-level outreach and engagement services to populations with greater difficulty accessing harm reduction, substance use disorder treatment, and recovery support services. Funding of more than $3.7 million is currently available to eligible applicants for Year 1. Up to $250,000 per awardee is subsequently available for Year 2.

What's Related
  • View all available funding opportunities for not-for-profit organizations, local governmental units, and other businesses and help support a comprehensive system of addiction services.  
  • Supplemental Block Grant Funding Initiatives offer supplemental funding to eligible parties; Grantees use awarded funds for prevention, treatment, recovery support, and other supportive services.