WASHINGTON - Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Lead Republican for the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it will award a total of $4,568,828 to the State of Texas and My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County to support their efforts in reducing opioid and substance abuse and fatalities.

“Thanks to the focus of President Trump’s Administration and the hard work of frontline community organizations like MHMR of Tarrant County, America was starting to win the battle against the opioid crisis, seeing the first drop in overdose deaths in over two decades. However, the coronavirus pandemic has intensified the opioid crisis into a more complicated and deadly epidemic, with more than 40 states—including Texas— reporting increases in substance abuse and opioid deaths.

“I’m encouraged to see the Department of Justice award the State of Texas and MHMR of Tarrant County with the resources they need to build upon earlier progress, save lives, and increase access to treatment and prevention services, including for our veterans, non-violent drug offenders, and state prisoners.

“As the top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue working with President Trump, Governor Abbott, and local leaders to help vulnerable Texans, including those weathering both the pandemic and an already-deadly epidemic.”



Department of Justice Grant Program


Texas Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program


MHMR of Tarrant County

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program


MHMR of Tarrant County

Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program