Opioid Settlement Funds
In May of 2022, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a $518 million settlement with several major opioid distributors aimed at resolving opioid-related claims. Following City Council approval on July 5, 2023, approximately $1.8M of these funds will be allocated to the City of Port Angeles over the next 18 years to address the opioid crisis, including substance use treatment, access to overdose-reversal drugs, and services to assist with those struggling with addition.
Goals and Scope
The City's goal when distributing these funds is to reduce the impact to public safety services, healthcare facilities, local businesses, and our City residents and visitors through effective and strategic measures, such as treatment, prevention, and education on opioid use and abuse.
Apply to Request Funding
Local government agencies and organizations operating within Port Angeles city limits and working to reduce the impact of the opioid crisis on City resources and residents are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be in good financial standing and have a City of Port Angeles-focused program that meets the intent of the opioid settlement approval parameters.
Role of City Council
The Port Angeles City Council will provide the following roles and functions to support partners under this funding opportunity:
- Review submitted proposals for the use of the opioid settlement funds.
- Receive public comment pertaining to the dispersal of opioid settlement funds.
- Approve or Deny requests for use of the opioid settlement funds.
- Review annual report submission from funded recipients.
How to Apply
Requests for Opioid Settlement funding should provide a detailed narrative that outlines the project/program Goals, Scope and Outcome potential for reducing the impact of the opioid crisis upon city resources and community members.
Applications shall be completed online and received by the City Clerk's Office during the "open" application period.
Proposals must fall within the approved purposes, as outlined in the settlement agreement. Prior to submitting the application, please review the One Washington Memorandum of Understanding Between Washington Municipalities Exhibit A “Opioid Abatement Strategies” to ensure the program proposal falls within the approved strategies guidelines.