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First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Grants

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
Apr 5, 2022
Contact

For programmatic or technical questions:

Matthew Clune
240.276.1202
DTPFRCARA@samhsa.hhs.gov

For grants management or budget questions:
Office of Financial Resources
240.276.1400
FOACSAP@samhsa.hhs.gov

For grant review process and application status questions:
Toni Davidson
240.276.2571
Toni.Davidson@samhsa.hhs.gov

Purpose

This program (Short Title: FR-CARA) provides grants to give first responders and members of other key community sectors resources to train, carry, and administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose. Populations of focus include populations disproportionately impacted by opioid use, primary treatment admissions, and overdose rates.

Grant funds should be used to support the following activities:

  1. Provide resources to support the availability and use of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act-approved/cleared devices for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose 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 and for establishing policies and procedures to implement evidence-based, trauma-informed care practices
  4. Establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery support, which may include an outreach coordinator or team to connect individuals receiving opioid overdose reversal drugs to follow-up services
  5. Form or join an established advisory committee that meets the requirements of the grant
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: 21
Estimated total program funding: $12,000,000

No less than 20 percent of grant funds will be awarded to eligible entities that are not located in metropolitan statistical areas.

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 misuse · Substance use and misuse · Trauma-informed care

Organizations (2)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, view details



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