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Opioid Recovery Fund Uses

What is the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund used for?

The South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund must be used for one or more of the approved opioid abatement strategies established in the SC Opioid Settlement Allocation Agreement.

Learn more about the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund uses.

What are the Core Strategies of the Opioid Recovery Fund?

The South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund must be used for one or more of the following approved opioid remediation uses. The Core Strategies are given priority and include the following:

  • Naloxone or Other FDA-Approved Drug to Reverse Opioid Overdoses,
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Distribution and Other Opioid-Related Treatment, Pregnant and Postpartum Women
  • Expanding Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS),
  • Expansion of Warm Handoff Programs and Recovery Services,
  • Treatment for Incarcerated Population,
  • Prevention Programs,
  • Expanding Syringe Service Programs, and
  • Evidence-Based Data Collection and Research Analyzing the Effectiveness of the Abatement Strategies within the State.
Find detailed descriptions of each Core Strategy.
What are the Approved Uses of the Opioid Recovery Fund?

The South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund must be used for support treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (“OUD”) and any co-occurring Substance Use Disorder (“SUD”) or Mental Health (MH) conditions through evidence-based or evidence-informed programs or strategies that may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Treatment;
  • Prevention; and,
  • Other Strategies.

Find detailed descriptions of the Opioid Recovery Fund Approved Uses.

 Applying for Funds

How do I apply for Opioid Recovery Funds?

The South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund Board (SCORF) is now accepting applications for SC Opioid Recovery Funds. the first deadline to submit applications for funds for the Guaranteed Political Subdivision fund is DECEMBER 2, 2022.  The first deadline to submit applications for funds from the Discretionary Sub is JANUARY 15, 2023.

Learn more about applying for Opioid Recovery Funds.

Who is eligible to apply for Opioid Recovery Funds?

The South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund Board (SCORF) has established eligibility criteria for the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Funds.

Learn more about Eligibility for Funding.

Learn more about and find full descriptions of each Opioid Recovery Fund approved abatement strategy.

How do I check the status of my submitted application for Opioid Recovery Funds?

Applications for Opioid Recovery Funds are assigned a unique Submission ID that will allow Applicants to check the status of an application.

About the SCORF Board

What does the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund Board do?

The SCORF Board manages and disperses the opioid settlement funds within the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund for South Carolina.

Learn more about the SCORF Board.

Who are the members of the SCORF Board?

The South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund Board (SCORF Board) is comprised of nine members who are appointed and representative of the Upstate, Midlands, Pee Dee, and Low Country regions of South Carolina. All SCORF Board members must be academic, medical, licensed health, or other professionals with significant experience in opioid prevention, treatment, or intervention.

Learn more about the SCORF Board members.

What is the mission of the SCORF Board?

The South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund Board (SCORF Board) was created by the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Act, SC Code §11-58-10 et seq., to administer and distribute the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund in accordance with the terms of settlement agreements resulting from In re South Carolina Opioid Litigation. Money from the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund will be distributed by the SCORF Board to help address and remediate the impact of the opioid epidemic in South Carolina.

Learn more about the SCORF Board.

When does the SCORF Board meet?

The SCORF Board holds at least four regular meetings each year and may hold additional meetings at the request of the Chair or written request of five other members of the SCORF Board. All meetings are open to the public, and public notice of meetings is given as required by State law.

Learn more about the SCORF Board meetings.

Does the SCORF Board publish reports?

The SCORF Board develops metrics to evaluate the success of programs funded by the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund and publishes an annual report.

View annual reports.

SCORF-Related Information and Resources

How much was the U.S. opioid settlement?

On February 25, 2022, the National Prescription Opiate Litigation Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (PEC) finalized settlements totaling $26 billion with three of the nation’s top wholesale pharmaceutical drug distributors, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson, and opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.

How much was the South Carolina opioid settlement?

More than $360 million will be coming to South Carolina over the next 18 years.

What is the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Act?

The South Carolina Opioid Recovery Act, approved by Governor Henry McMaster on May 23, 2022, establishes the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund and the administration, accountability, and operation of the Fund in accordance with the terms of the In re South Carolina Opioid Litigation settlement agreement.