The Delaware Prescription Opioid Settlement Distribution Commission (POSDC) is an established Subcommittee of the Delaware Behavioral Health Consortium (BHC).  The POSDC is charged with providing funding recommendations to the BHC to abate and remediate Delaware’s Opioid crisis. The recommendations are required to be evidence-based to maximize opportunities to implement effective treatment interventions, recovery supports and prevention services.   

The Commission is currently co-chaired by Delaware’s Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long and Attorney General Kathleen Jennings. The work of the POSDC Commission is supported by its co-chairs and the following five standing committees:

  •     Behavioral Health Resources
  •     Budget and Reporting
  •     Governance
  •     Local Governments
  •     Public Outreach and Community Input

The purpose of the POSDC is to abate and remediate the opioid epidemic throughout the State of Delaware through financial support from the Fund in the form of grant awards for efforts to treat, prevent, and reduce opioid use disorder and the misuse of opioids.

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“As Lt. Governor of Delaware I have focused my time on helping those who are suffering from addiction and mental health challenges. I am thrilled that after years of hard work by Attorney General Jennings we now have access to these settlement funds to provide much needed help to those in Delaware affected by the opioid crisis. As the Chair of the Behavioral Health Consortium which oversees the Prescription Opioid Settlement Distribution Commission (POSDC), I am looking forward to working with our partners to make sure every dollar is used to help build back up the communities who have been most affected.”

Biography – Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall Long – State of Delaware

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long
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“I’m proud of the work that my office has done to hold Big Pharma accountable and to secure significant funds to combat the opioid crisis in Delaware — but securing money is only half the battle. The Prescription Opioid Settlement Distribution Commission is an independent, collaborative group of Delaware leaders, policymakers, and public advocates with one mission: ensuring that the resources from Delaware’s opioid settlements go exactly, and exclusively, where they’re needed. The Commission is more than a steward of a precious public resource; it is a voice for the people of Delaware, who have paid the real price of the opioid crisis.”

Biography – Attorney General Kathy Jenni

Attorney General Kathy Jennings
Headshot of Attorney General Kathy Jennings

The Behavioral Health Consortium is an advisory body comprised of community advocates, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and state leaders that works towards solutions for action to address prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. The consortium continues to develop short-term and long-term strategies and initiatives to address the major addiction and mental health challenges we face in Delaware. Please use the links below to find out more about the work of the consortium.

The 2022 Phase 1A Application will be open November 30, 2022 – December 31, 2022

  • Current available funding for the Commission is approximately $3 Million
  • Please use the application to complete and submit.
  • The maximum grant award amount during Phase 1A is $100,000

Please note:  Additional funds are expected in early 2023, information will be forthcoming in 2023