Cayuga County is a named plaintiff to several lawsuits brought against numerous defendants, including drug manufacturers, distributors, and chain pharmacies based on claims that they individually and collectively contributed to the opioid epidemic in New York State and created a public health crisis.
The Attorney General negotiated opioid settlement payments for New York State and its counties. These direct payments to the counties consist of both one-time and recurring payments for a number of years. The Cayuga County Legislature directed all payments made to the county to be used for approved uses only per settlement stipulation. The Legislature also directed the Community Services Board (CSB) to develop recommendations for the opioid and substance use projects to be funded with opioid settlement funds. [Full Resolution]
The Cayuga County CSB has developed a Request for Proposals (RFP) following presentations which identified gaps and needs by community organizations working with individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). On October 25th, members of the Alcohol and Substance Use Sub-Committee met for a special meeting to hear presentations on substance use gaps and needs for the purposes of providing the CSB with relevant data. As a result, gaps and needs were identified which will be addressed through proposals submitted. The CSB approved the RFP at its November meeting and is accepting proposals until December 9th, 2022.
Interested agencies may download the following documents to assist with their proposals: