Governor Gordon assigns funding to mental health aid


WYOMING – Governor Mark Gordon’s office issued a release Nov. 30 indicating Gordon had made $5 million in CARES Act funds available to behavioral health providers in Wyoming to help them provide services to residents with needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We know this pandemic and its impacts has taken its toll on the mental health of many Wyomingites, particularly those battling substance abuse,” Governor Gordon said in the release. “This funding will enhance the ability for Wyoming providers to deliver services to those having difficulty accessing help and those who are unable to pay for the assistance they need.”

According to the release, funding allocated by Gordon could be used to provide no-cost services for Wyoming residents experiencing behavioral health challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Licensed mental health and substance abuse providers already enrolled as providers with the Wyoming Department of Health are eligible for the funding and applications are due by Dec. 15.

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