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Coordinating Center to Support NIDA Rural Opioid HIV and Comorbidity Initiative (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.279
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 15, 2018
Application: Aug 15, 2018

Scientific/research contact:
Richard A. Jenkins, PhD

Peer review contact:
Gerald McLaughlin, PhD

Financial/grants management contact:
Amy Connolly


This opportunity provides funding for a single interdisciplinary Coordinating Center to formalize and centralize support of the rural opioid initiative that is administered by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and funded by Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

The required responsibilities of the Coordinating Center include:

  • Support the existing data sharing efforts of rural opioid initiative grantees and work with grantees to support future data sharing and harmonization
  • Work with sites to help them integrate local data sources in ways that enable evaluation of projects in the UH3 phase or augment analysis of community assessments from the UG3 phases
  • Conducting requested cross-site data analyses using the rural opioid initiative integrated datasets
  • Developing and executing a dissemination and publication plan
  • Providing operational, administrative, and logistical support for the rural opioid initiative data harmonization initiative

Additional information about program responsibilities is provided in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Number of awards: 1

Application process

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

While not required, it is recommended that applicants submit a letter of intent to by July 15, 2018. The earliest submission date is July 15, 2018.

Tagged as
Evaluation methods and resources · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Research methods and resources · Substance use and misuse

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