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County backs withdrawal management facility grant

Construction grant would cover capital costs for new withdrawal management facility

June 23, 2023

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County is applying for a $500,000 construction grant from the Colorado Opioid Abatement Council toward a new medical withdrawal management facility in Glenwood Springs. Garfield County is requesting additional grant funding from the council to help cover capital costs for the project.

“We’ve already received a grant of roughly $700,000 from Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS), Behavioral Health Administration, and construction has begun, however bids came in higher, and we need to go back out for some additional grants,” said Commissioner Tom Jankovsky.

According to its business proposal, Mind Springs Health will operate the facility, which creates access to withdrawal management services throughout Garfield County and the municipalities within. DHS will submit the application on behalf of Mind Springs Health and manage the funds.

“We have managed the behavioral health grant before and we’re working with Mind Springs Health,” said Garfield County Human Services Director Sharon Longhurst-Pritt. “We’re also responsible for program reporting and ensuring that the funds are allocated on a timely basis.”

The board approved submitting the grant application and making DHS the fiscal agent unanimously, 3-0.