After a debate, the two commissioners in attendance agreed to go forward with the application in order to make June 7 deadline.
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Last year, the the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board Board for Montgomery County (Dayton) was awarded $500,000 through the federal program.
Commissioner Shannon Jones said the idea would be to develop a new protocol for providing needed services to children affected by overdoses that could be used around the country.
Commissioner Dave Young expressed hesitancy about accepting federal dollars and the potential cost implications.
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The county’s children’s services budget has grown in recent years to $8.3 million, in part due to the effects of the opioid epidemic on Warren County families, according to officials.
Staff writers Richard Wilson and Chris Stewart contributed to this report.