FRESNO – Assemblyman Jim Patterson was joined by partners in law enforcement, education, and addiction treatment to announce legislative efforts that would create a new state grant to fund outreach, prevention and awareness of the fentanyl crisis.
AB 2365 would fund six pilot projects throughout the state focused on reducing fentanyl overdose and use. Local government agencies (i.e. education, law enforcement, public health, etc.) would apply for grant funds to increase awareness and education about the dangers of fentanyl.