The opioid settlement funds will be divided between the State of Oregon (45%) and local jurisdictions (55%).
Subdivision Fund: Distributed Directly to Cities and Counties
Cities and counties in Oregon with populations greater than 10,000 will receive 55% of the opioid settlement funds. At this time, the total distribution to the Subdivision Fund is approximately $178 million, or 55% of the Oregon settlement funds. This portion of the funds will be divided among cities and counties using a population-based model developed through the settlement agreement (Exhibit A).
Local jurisdictions will decide how their funds are used. Cities and counties will be required to report to the Oregon Department of Justice annually on how they have allocated their funds. The annual reports will be publicly available, and the State will host a public meeting to discuss each annual report. This webpage will provide information about these public meetings.
Oregon Opioid Settlement Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Fund: Distributed to the State
The State of Oregon will receive 45% of the total opioid settlement funds. The Oregon State Legislature passed
House Bill 4098
in March 2022 to dictate how the State will manage and allocate these funds for statewide and regional opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery strategies.
House Bill 4098 mandates that an 18-member advisory board will determine how State’s portion of the funds will be allocated. These funding decisions will be in alignment with Oregon's Strategic Plan for Substance Use Services. A portion of the State’s funds must be used towards a unified and evidence-based state system for collecting, analyzing, and publishing data about the availability and efficacy of substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services statewide.
The Oregon Health Authority is collaborating closely with the Governor’s Office, the Oregon Department of Justice, and the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission to implement the activities outlined in the opioid settlement agreement and House Bill 4098. These agencies are currently laying the groundwork to form the OSPTR Board, which is expected to begin meeting in late Fall 2022.