Eight organizations have applied for a share of nearly $1 million in public funds aimed at helping New Hampshire’s business community address the opioid crisis.
The organizations, mostly non-profit recovery groups, are looking to use the money to offer training to local businesses on how to support workers struggling with drug or alcohol addictions, according to the Community Development Finance Authority, which is distributing the grants.
Relationships between employers and recovery groups form a key pillar of Governor Chris Sununu’s Recovery Friendly Workforce Initiative, an effort that launched officially almost a year ago but is still ramping up to full staffing and operation.
The CDFA will announce specific award recipients in March, said Communications Manager Melissa Latham. The program is also aimed at building a new revenue stream for community recovery organizations, which have historically struggled financially, she said.