The naloxone kits come at no cost to the university and will allow officers to immediately help those who overdose on opioids.
The state estimates that there are about 500 people who abuse drugs in Austin and the number of those infected with HIV has grown to 190.
Hancock County currently has no recovery houses for those who have suffered from addiction, but residents are working to change that.
The state says some of the money will be used to upgrade its drug monitoring program.
The funds are part of a $95 million initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services distributing funds to federally-recognized clinics.
Naloxone immediately halts the effects of an opioid overdose. But people still need a doctor’s prescription to get the drug.
U.S. Congresswoman Susan Brooks met with professionals working to stem the epidemic.
Stores in Ohio and Indiana will now sell the drug over-the-counter. Walgreens has made a commitment to do the same in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
The proposed $1.1 billion plan includes $920 million for ‘cooperative agreements with states,’ which could include programs in Indiana.
The proposal includes $910 million for “cooperative agreements” with states to potentially lower the cost of treatment and increase its accessibility.