The City of Pawtucket Announces Opioid Settlement Grant Application

 The City of Pawtucket Announces Opioid Settlement Grant Application
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PAWTUCKET – Yesterday, the City of Pawtucket, Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Chief of Staff Ryan Holt, and Chief Equity Officer Charles Carvalho joined Attorney General Peter Neronha, Elizabeth Moreira of Pawtucket-Central Falls HEZ, and Colleen Daley-Ndoye of Project Weber Renew to announce the launch of Pawtucket’s Opioid Settlement Grant Program.

Attorney General Neronha has reached settlements with opioid manufacturers, distributors, and consultants advising those companies that have brought and will bring nearly $330 million in cash and lifesaving medication to Rhode Island. All funds recovered through Rhode Island’s opioid settlements will be used for opioid treatment, prevention, and recovery efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

The City of Pawtucket was granted $1,723,463 to be released over the next 14 years, through 2038. The City aims to provide funding to those who provide essential services to improve the health, safety, and well-being of all Rhode Islanders by advancing innovative solutions that foster independence, and improve health, to combat the opioid epidemic challenges the community faces.

Grant funds will be used by community providers to respond to the negative impacts of the opioid epidemic within the City of Pawtucket. Funds will be used for the following opioid abatement efforts:

  • Address the overdose epidemic
  • Treat or mitigate opioid use or related disorders
  • Mitigate other effects of, including on those injured as a result of, the opioid epidemic
  • Develop and invest in education, training, equipment, community partners, and current systems to provide support for community members impacted by addiction and overdose.

Grant Timeline:

March 7th, 2024 Grant Announcement

Detailed grant overview released

Submission for Q&A session opens

March 15th, 2024 Applicant questions submission deadline
March 19th, 2024


Q&A session 10am via zoom (recording to be posted on city website)

Application opening and posted on city website

April 2nd, 2024 Applications due to the City no later than 4:30 PM
April 24th, 2024 Grant awards announced and recipients notified
May 7th, 2024


Grant Agreement signed
July 1st, 2026 Any funds not expended by this date will be re-allocated

The application is now live on the City of Pawtucket’s website.

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