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Improving Access to Overdose Treatment

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 4, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Tonia F. Gray, MPH

Kim Nesbitt, MA

For grants management or budget questions:
Eileen Bermudez


The Improving Access to Overdose Treatment program provides grants to expand access to Food and Drug Administration approved drugs and/or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose through planning, training, and the development of protocols.

Required activities include:

  • Establish a program for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose
  • Train and provide resources for healthcare providers and pharmacists on the prescribing of drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose
  • Establish protocols to connect patients who have experienced a drug overdose with appropriate treatment, including medication-assisted treatment, and appropriate counseling and behavioral therapies
  • Develop a plan for sustaining the program after Federal support for the program has ended
  • Use SAMHSA's Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit as a guide to develop and implement a comprehensive prevention program to reduce the number of prescription drug/opioid overdose-related deaths and adverse events among cases of known or suspected opioid overdose
  • Address overdose by patients on prescribed opioids

Up to 20% of the grant may be used for:

  • Purchase of approved drugs or devices for distribution under the program
  • Offset the co-payments and other cost sharing associated with approved drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose

Eligible applicants are:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Opioid treatment programs as defined under part 8 of title 42, Code of Federal Regulations
  • Practitioners who dispense narcotic drugs pursuant to section 303(g) of the Controlled Substances Act
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $200,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $940,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Federally Qualified Health Centers · Illicit drug use · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Prescription drug misuse

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