Syringe services programs rely upon a combination of private, foundation, and government funding, with the majority of syringe services programs reporting that they rely primarily on state and local funding. The mean rural syringe services program budget in 2013 was $26,023, significantly less than urban or suburban syringe services programs. To obtain funding from the Federal government, demonstrated need must be established. The CDC has issued guidelines for health departments who wish to apply for these funds. Funds should be requested early in the planning stages for syringe services programs. If seeking state funding, check with your state public health department first to make certain that state funds may be spent on syringe services programs.
For more information on private funding sources visit the Harm Reduction Coalition's website.