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News Release
Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council has approved BHRNs in half of all county regions for drug treatment and recovery services - 06/17/22

June 17, 2022

Media contact: Timothy Heider, 971-599-0459,

timothy.heider@dhsoha.state.or.us

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council has approved BHRNs in half of all county regions for drug treatment and recovery services

The Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council (OAC) approved Behavioral Health Resource Networks (BHRNs) in five additional Oregon counties today, including one tri-county region. The OAC has now approved 18 out of 36 counties. Today’s approved counties and their funding amounts are:

Washington:        $20,529,702

Marion:               $20,090,774

Hood River:         $1,301,167

Benton:               $3,525,487

Columbia:           $3,609,285

The funds for the 18 approved BHRNs total more than $71 million. To date, approximately $113 million has been allocated in support of Measure 110, including Access to Care (ATC) grant funding.

The OAC also approved a motion when a county region is under allocation, to:

  • Reach out to approved housing providers within the county region to determine whether one or more can expand offerings to meet additional housing needs and allocate the additional funds to providers that can expand low-barrier housing; or
  • If the county region is still under budget after additional housing options are funded to the fullest extent possible, pro-rate remaining funds based on each provider’s proportion of the current budget.

See OHA’s robust new dashboard showing the BHRN approval and funding progress being made to date. OHA will continue to provide frequent updates on the funding process.

Other M110 funds to be disbursed

A three-month extension was offered to ATC grantees through Sept. 30, 2022.

Twenty-eight of the original 66 recipients received first-round extensions for a total of $5,725,054.93. Fifty-four of the original 66 recipients requested second-round extensions, and of those, 41 were found eligible for additional funds, totaling $4,356,343.

The additional funds are in the process of being disbursed, bringing the total ATC funds to be disbursed to approximately $41.6million. 

These funds will prevent a lapse of funding or interruption of service for grantees while the OAC continues to review and approve applications. 

ATC grantees comprise 70 substance use treatment programs that provide treatment, housing, vocational training and other life-changing support services. 

Read more about Measure 110

Background: In November 2020, Oregon voters passed Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act of 2020, which became effective on Dec. 4, 2020, to better serve people actively using substances or diagnosed with a substance use disorder. In July 2021, the legislature passed SB 755, which amended the act and made it more feasible to implement.

People who provide drug treatment and recovery services and advocates for criminal justice reform wrote Measure 110 in response to the high rate of drug addiction and overdoses in Oregon, and the disproportionate impact of those outcomes on Oregon’s communities of color.

Their goal was to establish a more equitable and effective approach to substance use disorder. OHA is working with the Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council to develop a first-in-the-nation health-based approach to substance use and overdose prevention system, which is more helpful, caring and cost-effective than punishing and criminalizing people who need help.

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