Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,298,119)
Kings County is applying for funding in the amount of $1,298,120. This project serves Kings County, California which has a population of approximately 150,373. The application is submitted under Subcategory 1b. The purpose of the project is to build strong coordination between in-custody and community-based treatment, establish a job training program for individuals reentering the community from jail, and establish virtual peer recovery support services for individuals leaving jail. The project addresses the allowable use of:
Establishing evidence-based substance use disorder treatment related to opioids, stimulants, and other illicit drugs, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT), with a focus on building strong coordination between in-custody and community-based treatment and recovery support services (100% of the budget).
The project includes a partnership with Kings County Jobs Training Office, Wellpath, and Heritage Health Solutions. Priority Consideration under 1a (pages 10-12).