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Posted on: February 28, 2022

DCHD News Release – The DuPage County Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce Seeks

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DUPAGE COUNTY— The DuPage County Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce is pleased to announce the availability of $200,000 in grant funds to address opioid overdose response, treatment, and recovery. The grant funding is made possible by the DuPage County Board to support the work of the HOPE Taskforce. Grants are available for local government and community organizations to fight the opioid crisis in DuPage County. Grant awards are expected to be between $25,000 and $50,000. With rare exceptions, the Taskforce may consider applications outside of the above range.  

  “Our fight to end the opioid epidemic in our community is not over, especially due to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. COVID-19 has had a major effect on us all, but especially on those who are struggling with opioid use disorder. The HOPE Taskforce is looking for local organizations to join us in this continued fight against the opioid epidemic in DuPage County by providing creative proposals to reduce the impact of the opioid crisis as a result of COVID-19.” said Greg Hart, HOPE Taskforce Co-chair.  

 Proposals must serve DuPage County residents and address at least one of five HOPE Taskforce Framework priorities: Reduce Access to Drugs, Reduce Opioid Use and Misuse, Overdose Response and Prevention (including harm reduction programs), Treatment & Recovery, and Substance Use Prevention & Education. 

 “The HOPE Taskforce continues to invest in organizations that bring imaginative solutions to combat the scourge of substance use disorder. Previous recipients have been nationally recognized for their innovative approaches. With our ‘culture of collaboration’ philosophy, we seek new partners who will enhance our efforts. Please apply. The application process is straightforward and welcoming,” said Dr. Lanny Wilson, HOPE Taskforce Co-chair.

   Grant submissions must be received by the HOPE Taskforce no later than 12:00pm noon CT on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.  

    For a complete list of requirements and to apply, visit

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