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Board Action Request

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Agmt A2010245 with the MN Dept of Health to provide $90,000 in grant funding for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program grant, 04/30/20–08/31/21, supp app $90,000 to the 2020 Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office budget

BE IT RESOLVED, that Agreement A2010245 with the Minnesota Department of Health, to provide grant funds from the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based program, during the period April 30, 2020 through August 31, 2021 in the receivable amount of $90,000 be approved; that a supplemental appropriation of $90,000 to the 2020 Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office budget be approved; that the Chair of the Board be authorized to sign the Agreement on behalf of the county; and that the Controller be authorized to accept and disburse funds as directed; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that sponsorship and acceptance of grant funding for the program by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners does not imply a continued commitment by Hennepin County for this program when grant funds are no longer available.


The grant funding provided by the Minnesota Department of Health will be used primarily to purchase Naloxone kits. Naloxone kits have been employed as an effective method for reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. The usage of the kits will be delegated in two capacities. 

  1. Through our existing partnership with Hennepin HealthCare, a portion of the naloxone kits will be distributed by the detention facility’s medical team to inmates who request the assistance upon release, those individuals who are identified as high risk for potential overdose, or individuals with family members who may benefit from such treatment.
  2. The second installment will provide community outreach opportunities by utilizing the Overdose Detection and Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) to identify communities with reported opioid overdose. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will partner with communities of need by providing education and purchased naloxone kits to community members located in high risk areas based upon ODMAP data. This will be done through our Community Outreach Division, in partnership with Public Health, Behavioral Health, and various non-profit organizations.    
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A2010245 Supplemental Appropriation6/16/2020Backup Material