New Law Creates Fentanyl Awareness and Law Enforcement Grant Program for California Counties

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SACRAMENTO – A bill has been signed into law creating a new pilot project grant program to pay for fentanyl awareness, outreach and overdose investigation teams for California counties.

Once state funding has been allocated, school districts, public health departments and law enforcement agencies from each of the northern, central, and southern regions in the state will be able to apply for grant funds to help them educate and investigate fentanyl related issues in their communities. Two applications from each region will be selected.

Assemblyman Patterson introduced this bill to allow other regions to recreate successful efforts by Fresno law enforcement, education and health leaders who have collaborated to fund law enforcement efforts to track down dealers after an overdose, billboard campaigns, PSA’s at local movie theaters, radio ads and TikTok videos.

AB 2365 received unanimous support in every committee and on both the Senate and Assembly floors.

WHO: Assemblyman Jim Patterson

Lisa Smittcamp – Fresno County District Attorney

Jim Yovino – Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

Nathan Magsig – Fresno County Supervisor

Flindt Andersen – Founder of Parents and Addicts In Need (PAIN)

WHEN: TODAY, September 30 at 2:00 pm


Meeting ID: 883 2246 5500

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For those unable to join us today, here is the link to the full press conference. Thanks everyone!

(From the office of Assemblyman Jim Patterson, 23rd District)

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