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Opioid Settlement Funds


In August 2022, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved the utilization of $800,000 to fund multi-year (two-years) pilot projects that align with evidence-based, high-impact strategies defined in the MOA. These strategies include:

  • Early intervention
  • Evidence-based addiction treatment for the uninsured and underinsured
  • Programs to support people in treatment and recovery
    • Recovery support services
    • Recovery housing
    • Employment related services
  • Re-entry services
  • Criminal justice diversion programs

The county is soliciting funding requests for funding through a formal competitive Request for Proposal process. T under the Vendor Self Service page (Proposal # RFP#23-16-PH OPIOID SETTLEMENT).

Submissions are due Thursday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m.
The county will hold virtual information workshops on Nov. 2 at 10:00 a.m. and Nov. 7 at 4:00 p.m. for interested agencies and organizations, and a video recording of that session will be posted for anyone unable to participate. Click here to apply.

 

 

In July 2021, Attorney General Josh Stein announced a historic $26 billion agreement that will help bring desperately needed help to communities harmed by the opioid epidemic. The state of North Carolina and all 100 counties, including Cumberland County, joined the agreement.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the State and local government directs how opioid settlement funds are distributed in our state. These potential settlements and resolutions could bring as much as $850 million to North Carolina over an 18-year period to support state and local efforts to address the epidemic.

Cumberland County Government is estimated to receive $16,984,644 over an 18-year period (2022-2038). The City of Fayetteville is estimated to receive $1,994,964 during the same 18-year period. 

Click to learn more about the North Carolina Payment schedule. Estimated payments are subject to change. 

Before spending settlement funds, every local county or municipality must first select which opioid mitigation strategies they would like to fund. Learn more about the mitigation strategies.


How would you like to see the opioid settlement funds distributed?

Take the survey.



Attend a Community Meeting 

Cumberland County is facilitating a series of community meetings in May and June 2022 to receive input about the strategies that may be supported with funded. Feedback will be shared with the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and Fayetteville City Council to determine how funds will be spent. 

Tuesday, May 24
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Headquarters Library Pate Room
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Tuesday, June 7
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Hope Mills Library
3411 Golfview Road
Hope Mills, NC 28348

Tuesday, June 14
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Spring Lake Library
101 Laketree Blvd.
Spring Lake, NC 28390

Wednesday, June 22
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Eastover Civic Center
4008 School Street
Eastover, NC 28312

 

 

 


 

Learn more about the Opioid Settlement Funds 

NC Opioid Settlement 

Opioids MOA One-Pager 

More Powerful NC  

 

 

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    Phone: 910-678-7771
    Fax: 910-678-7770
    Email:
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    Clerk to the Board: Candice H. White
    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 1829
    Fayetteville, NC 28302-1829

    email all commissioners