Hurd Announces $1 Million Grant to Aid Texas Department of Public Safety’s Opioid Prevention Efforts

June 24, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) today announced a $1 million grant for the Texas Department of Public Safety to address the flow and use of illegal drugs in the state. The grant is from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) through the Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) program.

“Illegal drugs are infiltrating our communities and taking the lives of Americans daily. Just last year, $67 billion in illegal drugs came into our country. I am thankful the COPS Office continues to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety to stop these drugs from endangering the lives of Texans. To aid in these efforts The Anti-Heroin Task Force Program has awarded our state with $1 million to support our state in getting drugs off our streets and away from our communities,” said Hurd.

Through the AHTF program, the Texas Department of Public Safety will be provided three years of direct funding, which law enforcement will use to investigate illicit drug activities and support a statewide collaboration related to the distribution of drugs such as heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and prescription opioids.