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First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement

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.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Sponsors
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadlines
May 6, 2019
Contact

For programmatic or technical questions:

Judith Ellis
240.276.2567
judith.ellis@samhsa.hhs.gov

Kameisha Bennett
240.276.2586
kameisha.bennett@samhsa.hhs.gov

For grants management or budget questions:
Eileen Bermudez
240.276.1412
FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov

Purpose

This program (Short Title: FR-CARA) provides grants to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.

Grant funds should be used to support the following activities:

  1. Make a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose available to be carried and administered by first responders and members of other key community sectors
  2. Train and provide resources for first responders and members of other key community sectors on carrying and administering an approved drug or device
  3. Train and provide resources for first responders and members of other key community sectors on safety around fentanyl, carfentanil, and other dangerous drugs to protect themselves from exposure to such drugs and respond appropriately when exposure occurs
  4. Establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery communities, which may include an outreach coordinator or team to connect individuals receiving opioid overdose reversal drugs to follow-up services
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • State governments
  • American Indian/Alaska Native tribes
  • Tribal organizations
  • Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Local governmental entities
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling based on applicant type:

  • States - $800,000 per year
  • Local government entities - $500,000 per year
  • Tribes and tribal organizations - $250,000 per year

Project period: Up to 4 years
Expected number of awards: 45
Estimated total program funding: $16,500,000

$9,000,000 is set aside for recipients serving rural communities with high rates of opioid abuse.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through grants.gov.

Tagged as
Emergency medical services · Emergency medical technicians and paramedics · Health workforce education and training · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug abuse · Substance abuse



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