Turning the Tide on Opioids in Georgia

Our mission is to collaboratively eradicate and prevent the opioid crisis in Georgia, fostering healing and safeguarding future generations



Application Period Closed

The Georgia Opioid Crisis Abatement Trust application period is currently closed. The Trust is in the process of reviewing all submitted applications. Information on application status and award notification will be forthcoming.

Opioid Settlement Fund Background

In 2022, Georgia secured $638 million from settlements with major pharmaceutical entities and an additional $13 million from McKinsey & Company to combat the opioid crisis. These Funds support strategic initiatives like expanding treatment options, increasing public awareness, and providing life-saving naloxone, overseen by the Georgia Opioid Settlement Advisory Commission.

The Georgia Opioid Crisis Abatement Trust was created to receive and administer Georgia’s share of funds from national settlements with opioid manufacturers and distributors. Funds held by the Trust will be used to support drug addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services.

"Like every other state, the opioid crisis has hit Georgia communities and families hard and with lasting effect. These funds will help us fight the good fight against the disease of addiction, help us make our communities more secure, and help us see that justice is done for the victims of these opioid manufacturers and distributors.”

--Governor Brian P. Kemp