H.R.3566: Addiction Recovery for Rural Communities Act

Author's Summary:  "This bill will strengthen resources to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic in rural communities across America."

IB Summary:  According to Dwight Evans (Rep - PA - D): " the Addiction Recovery for Rural Communities Act would help rural Americans better leverage United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development programs to combat opioid and heroin use. Specifically, the legislation would set aside 20 percent of the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program grant funding for substance abuse treatment. It would also prioritize USDA Community and Facilities Direct Loan and Grant applications focused on substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services – which will help incentivize the establishment of new treatment centers. Finally, it will prioritize USDA Rural Health and Safety Education grant funding for applicants seeking to improve education and outreach on opioids and other substance abuse issues."

Status: Introduced on 09/01/2017. Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3566/text?r=2