The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (d.b.a. Gun Lake Tribe) is requesting $249,981 in federal funding for year 1 of the FY2022 Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Grant. FY2021 Tribal Needs Assessment data indicate that substance use is an issue in the community. 81% of respondents 18 and older had used substances at some point in their life. The assessment also found youth are using substances at an earlier age. Gun Lake Tribe HHS FY2023-FY2027 Strategic Plan supports the project and further identified the need for additional prevention services and programming.
The overall goal for the Sober is Sacred Project is to expand existing, and establish new, prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for opioid use disorder (OUD), and co-occurring substance use disorders.
Over the course of the two-year project, the Tribe will complete the following two objectives:
•Objective 1: Provide appropriate substance use disorder treatment levels of care and coverage for individuals and/or clients including those reentering the Tribal Community from criminal justice or other rehabilitative settings.
• Objective 2: In coordination with other efforts, update and continue the youth substance abuse prevention program.