President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday to boost federal funding for state and local drug and alcohol treatment programs.
Trump said $200 billion for the first half of the fiscal year would go toward providing emergency relief to people struggling with addiction and addiction treatment.
Trump also announced that he’s signing an executive action to create a $2 billion fund to help state and tribal governments deal with the opioid crisis.
The order also calls for an additional $200.5 million in funds for treatment programs for people who are incarcerated.
It also calls on the federal government to contribute up to $200,000 per state per fiscal year for addiction treatment programs and $1.4 billion for research to fight addiction.
The administration said that if all of the funds are used, it will help address drug abuse and help reduce the costs to communities, the president said in a statement.
The Trump administration’s decision to increase funding comes after Congress approved an additional package of $1 trillion in emergency funding for the opioid epidemic, which was announced by Trump and first lady Melania Trump earlier this month.
The White House has previously said that the package would help states fight the opioid addiction crisis.
It’s unclear if any of the money will be used to pay for treatment for people in state and federal prisons.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.