Local Cities and Counties Sign to Share Idaho’s Opioid Settlements | Idaho
BOISE – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced that all eligible counties and cities in Idaho have committed to participating in two national opioid regulations.
On August 24, 2021, Wasden and Governor Brad Little announced their intention to join the settlements, which total up to $ 119 million for Idaho and participating counties and cities.
The total amount of funding for state, counties and cities depends on the number of eligible entities that commit to participate. A condition for receiving the maximum amount of funds available is that all 44 counties and 24 cities eligible to participate register. As of this week, all 68 eligible entities have now agreed to join the settlements, putting Idaho on track to receive the full $ 119 million.
“This level of participation shows the strong commitment of state and local governments to work together to get the most money to fight the opioid epidemic in Idaho,” Wasden said. “This result would not have been possible without the coordinated work of several organizations and local governments, including counties, cities and regional health districts, the Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Idaho Association of Counties and the Association of Idaho Cities. Thank you to everyone involved for bringing us to this point.
Nationally, the deadline for local governments to join opioid colonies is January 26, 2022. Colonies are dependent on sufficient participation from local governments nationwide. An announcement indicating whether these thresholds have been reached is expected at the end of February 2022. Once the settlements are finalized, the participating entities could see their first payments as early as April 2022.
Under the Idaho Opioid Settlement Intra-State Allocation Agreement, opioid settlement funds will be divided, with 40% going directly to participating counties and cities and 20% to regional public health districts. The remaining 40% will be allocated to the state-run Opioid Settlement Fund, which will be allocated by the Idaho legislature based on recommendations from the Idaho Behavioral Health Council.
Eligible governments are:
|Ada County, Idaho||Idaho County, Idaho|
|Adams County, Idaho||Idaho Falls City, Idaho|
|Ammon City, Idaho||Jefferson County, Idaho|
|Bannock County, Idaho||Jerome City, Idaho|
|Bear Lake County, Idaho||Jerome County, Idaho|
|Benewah County, Idaho||Kootenai County, Idaho|
|Bingham County, Idaho||Town of Kuna, Idaho|
|Blackfoot Town, Idaho||Latah County, Idaho|
|Blaine County, Idaho||Lemhi County, Idaho|
|Boise City, Idaho||Lewis County, Idaho|
|Boise County, Idaho||Lewiston City, Idaho|
|Bonner County, Idaho||Lincoln County, Idaho|
|Bonneville County, Idaho||Madison County, Idaho|
|Frontier County, Idaho||Meridian City, Idaho|
|Burley City, Idaho||Minidoka County, Idaho|
|Butte County, Idaho||Moscow City, Idaho|
|Caldwell City, Idaho||Mountain Home City, Idaho|
|Camas County, Idaho||Nampa City, Idaho|
|Canyon County, Idaho||Nez Perce County, Idaho|
|Caribou County, Idaho||Oneida County, Idaho|
|Cassia County, Idaho||Owyhee County, Idaho|
|Chubbuck City, Idaho||Payette County, Idaho|
|Clark County, Idaho||Town of Pocatello, Idaho|
|Clearwater County, Idaho||Post Falls City, Idaho|
|Coeur d’Alene City, Idaho||Power County, Idaho|
|Custer County, Idaho||Preston City, Idaho|
|Eagle City, Idaho||City of Rexburg, Idaho|
|Elmore County, Idaho||Shoshone County, Idaho|
|Franklin County, Idaho||Star City, Idaho|
|Fremont County, Idaho||Teton County, Idaho|
|Garden City, Idaho||Town of Twin Falls, Idaho|
|Gem County, Idaho||Twin Falls County, Idaho|
|Gooding County, Idaho||Valley County, Idaho|
|Hayden City, Idaho||Washington County, Idaho|