Maryland’s Workforce Development Response to the Opioid Epidemic - Workforce Development and Adult Learning
In 2017, Governor Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis ravaging communities in Maryland and across the country. In response to this, the department has secured funding from the United States Department of Labor in 2018 to counter the negative impacts of the opioid crisis on Maryland's workforce and economy through the creation of the Opioid Workforce Innovation Fund (OWIF).
Given the success of the program, the Maryland Department of Health invested an additional $1 million into the OWIF. Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, please see the resources below.
Workforce Solutions to Address Maryland’s Opioid Crisis Policy - March 3, 2021