The Indiana State Department of Health has awarded $127,000 to first responders serving 34 rural counties to help prevent fatal overdoses.

The funding will be used to provide 3,388 naloxone kits, train first responders on administering naloxone, and expand referrals to appropriate treatment and recovery communities.

The grants was made possible through a four-year, $3.2 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant awarded to ISDH.