The Colorado Opioid Abatement Council (COAC) was created by the Department of Law in agreement with local governments to provide oversight of the opioid funds and to ensure the distribution of those funds complies with the terms of any settlement and the Colorado Opioid Settlement Memorandum of Understanding. The COAC is specifically responsible for oversight of opioid funds from the regional share and for developing processes and procedures for the statewide infrastructure share.
The COAC works with the 19 Regional Opioid Abatement Councils to distribute opioid settlement funds for substance use disorder treatment, recovery, harm reduction, law enforcement, and prevention/education programs.
The COAC consists of seven members appointed by the State and six members appointed by local governments.
Click here to view the full roster.
The COAC has three sub-committees which support the larger COAC. They are the Administrative Committee, the 2-Year Plan Review Committee, and the Regional Abatement Assistance Committee.
Click here for more information about each of the committees.
Click here to learn more about funding opportunities, as well as the timeline and eligibility.
Colorado Opioid Abatement Conference – Aug. 15-16, 2022
More than 45 speakers and hundreds of attendees visited the Colorado Opioid Abatement Conference in Denver on Aug. 15 and 16, 2022.
The 2-day conference included presentations on best practices for addressing the opioid crisis, how opioid settlement funds will be distributed, how to leverage state and national resources, and practical information about receiving funds.
Click here to access all the conference materials or the link below to access all the videos.