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Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Rural Primary Care Practices (R18)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.226
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 1, 2016
Application: Mar 4, 2016

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Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Rural Primary Care Practices (R18) will fund demonstration research projects that implement Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in primary care practices in rural areas of the United States.

Proposals should address barriers to implement MAT in rural communities and how their proposed model will address those barriers. Grantees will also create training and implementation resources to support future efforts to expand access to MAT.


Eligible entities include:

  • Public or non-profit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization
  • Unit of local or State government
  • Eligible agency of the Federal government
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally recognized)
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally recognized)
  • Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 4
Estimated total program funding: $16,000,000

While no cost sharing is required, institutional support from the applicant indicates a greater potential of success and sustainability.

Application process

Applicants are encouraged, but not required to submit a letter of intent. Letters of intent should be emailed to Phillip Jordan at

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

A technical assistance call will be held on January13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. To register, send an email request to

Tagged as
Illicit drug use · Primary care · Substance use and misuse

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