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Special Circumstance Fund

DEADLINE: October 28, 2022.

A Special Circumstance Fund was created by the Michigan State-Subdivision Agreement for Allocation of Distributor Settlement Agreement and Janssen Settlement Agreement (“State-Subdivision Agreement”).  Local governments, as defined by the State-Subdivision Agreement, may apply for additional opioid abatement funding to address a special circumstance of the opioid epidemic not captured by the metrics used to calculate the local government’s allocation percentage.  The metrics can be viewed here: Negotiation Class Metrics

The deadline for applying is October 28, 2022. Please note that if you hire an attorney to complete your application, your local government is responsible for those attorney fees.

If your local government wishes to apply to the Special Circumstance fund, you must:

  1. Prepare a written statement of no more than 15 double spaced pages, including attachments, that:
    1. Identifies the Local Government upon whose behalf the submission is being made, with the name, telephone number and email address of an individual who should be contacted in the event there are any follow up questions; and
    2. Explains the special circumstance not captured by the allocation metrics that warrants the Local Government receiving additional funding.
  2. Submit the written statement, via email, on or before October 28, 2022.
  3. You may also elect to make an optional Zoom presentation of no more than 15 minutes to Judge Ryan on December 15, 2022. The Zoom presentation is not required and applicants who elect not to make a presentation will not be penalized for failing to do so. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, you must contact MI-JADR.
  4. Application to the Special Circumstance Fund may not be made with the express purpose of offsetting the State-Subdivision Agreement’s Litigation Adjustment.

The Honorable Daniel Ryan, former Wayne County Circuit Judge, has been selected to review Local Government applications and decide allocations from the Special Circumstance fund.  Further questions about Special Circumstances Fund applications should be directed to your attorney or to the Department of Attorney General.

View the Negotiation Class Metrics