The city of Huntington is a winner of the 2018 U.S. Mayor’s Challenge, receiving $1 million to provide in-house mental health services to first responders on the front lines of the opioid epidemic.

Huntington is one of nine winners named Monday by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Philanthropies. The nationwide competition encouraged city leaders to propose “bold, inventive” ideas to confront their city’s toughest problems, providing finalists with funds for a six-month implementation phase.

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