Another program is being launched in the area to try to get a reign on the opioid epidemic.

The Rural Health Network of the Southern Tier and New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo have announced a $100,000 grant to support prevention, treatment and recovery services carried out by 15 AmeriCorps volunteers at nine regional organizations.

The Rural Health Network’s program is also being supported by $153,816 in federal funding and nearly $40,000 from organizations hosting AmeriCorps members and in-kind contributions.

Primary counties being served are Broome, Cortland, Delaware, Madison and Tioga with secondary counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Onondaga, Otsego, Oswego and Tompkins.

AmeriCorps is also currently recruiting members to support the program.  Interested applicants can go to www.ruralhealthnetwork.org/americorps.