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Western Washington cities, county, and three tribes awarded nearly $6 million for drug treatment and family recovery programs

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington
Grant awards for culturally responsive treatment programs and other innovative approaches

Seattle – The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs has awarded more than $5.9 million in federal grants to improve drug treatment and family recovery programs, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. The funding is going to Mason County, the cities of Kirkland and Olympia, the Quinault Indian Nation, Tulalip Tribes, and the Puyallup Tribe.

“On this Red Ribbon Week when we celebrate living drug free, I am excited to see new programs aimed at ending drug addiction,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Gorman. “Each of these entities has identified ways to improve their services and help those struggling with addiction and mental health challenges. Justice Department funding will help identify best practices that can be replicated elsewhere.”

The City of Kirkland, Washington, was awarded $1,286,400 to implement an opioid and substance abuse screening and treatment program in their jail. The program will include medication assisted treatment options both in custody and for those transitioning into the community.

The City of Olympia, Washington was awarded $1,000,000 to support training for first responders and to expand the capacity and the hours of operation for a diversion program. The grant will further support the creation of an adult mental health program. A research team from Washington State University will evaluate the project’s success.

Mason County’s Family Recovery Court was awarded $890,675 to enhance its support programs. The improvements are aimed at increased parent engagement, reduced substance use, and reduced mental health issues among parents.

Both the Quinault and Puyallup tribes are receiving about a million dollars to enhance drug treatment services for tribal members. The Quinault Adult and Family Healing to Wellness court will use $1 million to expand services to assist families in recovery. The three-year initiative will provide stabilizing services for those with drug use disorders.

Similarly, the Puyallup Tribal community was awarded $999,324 to reduce barriers to treatment services and increase the length of time a person is supported in treatment. Grant funds will also be used to strengthen family education and engagement in recovery.

The Tulalip Tribes were awarded $749,828 to expand the capacity of its Health and Wellness Court program by hiring additional staff and creating an alumni support network for those who have completed treatment.

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To obtain copies of the grant awards with the individual contacts for the organizations please email Emily Langlie at

Updated October 24, 2023