Too much money. That’s not something you often hear from a government funded entity.
The Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Board of Putnam County has that situation. Executive Director Jennifer Horstman explained the situation to the board at their meeting last week, according to the Putnam County Sentinel. An abundance of money has come from the federal government to stem the opioid problem in Ohio.
With just 3 unintended overdoses in Putnam County last year, the board doesn’t need the money. Even when adjusted for population and other demographics, Putnam County is well below many other counties in the state.
But the state doesn’t want the money back, so the board has been working with the state to find acceptable uses for it. Despite these efforts, the board still has a surplus of over $45-thousand.