NCIPC Opioid Funding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds programs in states, territories, counties, and cities to track and prevent opioid overdose deaths.

Framework for Response


Combatting the current overdose crisis is a priority across our country. Prevention efforts in states and communities are built upon five key strategies.

State Snapshots

Get a snapshot of the opioid prevention activities in each state (including the District of Columbia) supported by CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

  • Overall opioid-related 2020 funding, including award categories and recipient information
  • Key opioid-related statistics, including overdose deaths
  • Examples of how states are working to prevent drug overdose

Click on any state on the map or from the data table to open the snapshot and learn about their opioid overdose surveillance and prevention funding. Use the filter to see which states are funded for each award category. For additional data including opioid prescription rates, visit Overdose Data. For information specific to Native American and Alaska Natives, please see Opioid Overdose Prevention in Tribal Communities.

Funding Changes Over Time

CDC began funding states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic before 2015. Since then, we have increased our funding and expanded funding to a variety of state, local, tribal, academic, and clinical organizations. The visuals below are not comprehensive of all funding but of major multi-state opioid surveillance and prevention awards.

Historical Total Opioid Funding
FY20 Funding by Recipient Type

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State, Local, and Territory Health Departments








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Where We’ve Been

CDC’s national leadership and increased support to states, territories, tribes, and non-governmental organizations is working to prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Learn more about the key milestones and programs since 2015.

Examples of How States Are Working to Prevent Drug Overdose

With CDC funding, states, cities, counties, and other organizations are making an impact on the opioid crisis. Some examples of activities, progress to-date, and successes are highlighted below. Please note, these are only samples of activities to illustrate work and are not comprehensive of all efforts. For additional details about the broader strategies CDC is taking to combat opioids click here.