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Improving the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Dec 15, 2016

The Improving the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders program provides funding for evaluating addiction treatment programs and strategies for people with opioid use disorders. Projects may be focused on evaluating existing treatment programs, testing new approaches to treatment, and/or re-orienting government spending around programs that demonstrate measurable results.

Projects should fall under one of two categories:
  • Evaluations of interventions funded by governments or other entities to treat opioid use disorders
  • Innovations in government program design, delivery systems, and infrastructure to build rigorous evidence, redirect spending, and improve access to proven treatment programs

Additional guidance for each category may be found in the application instructions. One project example is the proposal of a new model of coordinated care that makes it easier for patients in rural areas to access quality treatment at different stages of the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) process.


Tax-exempt organizations, such as nonprofits, universities, or governmental units are eligible to apply. If a potential applicant is not tax-exempt, contact the Foundation before beginning the process.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding
Amount not specified
Application process

Submit an initial letter of interest by email. The letter of interest should be no more than 3 pages addressing the selection criteria in the application instructions.

Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Tagged as
Access · Evaluation methods and resources · Illicit drug use · Policy · Prescription drug abuse · Research methods and resources

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