Federal Funding for Harm Reduction in the American Rescue Plan Act: Recommendations for Federal, State, and Local Agencies and Partners

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The American Rescue Plan Act allocates $30 million for community-based funding for local substance use services like syringe services programs (SSPs) and other harm reduction services. This resource offers suggestions and considerations for meaningful, timely, and effective distribution of these resources at the federal, state, and local levels. As this funding becomes available, health departments, SSPs, and harm reduction programs can utilize the National Harm Reduction TA Center to request technical assistance on capacity building, data collection and reporting, program implementation, organizational structure and development, and other components of SSP operations.