Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Planning
The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program provides planning grants designed to strengthen the capacity of multi-sector consortia to address substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural counties identified to be at the highest risk. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities.
Funding may be used to build the organizational and infrastructure capacity of consortia to address one or more of the focus areas:
- Prevention: reducing the occurrence of OUD among new and at-risk users, as well as fatal opioid-related overdoses, through activities such as community and provider education and harm reduction measures including the strategic placement and use of overdose reversing devices, such as naloxone, and syringe services programs
- Treatment: implementing or expanding access to evidence-based practices for OUD treatment, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including developing strategies to eliminate or reduce treatment costs to uninsured and underinsured patients
- Recovery: expanding peer recovery and treatment options that help people start and stay in recovery
Eligible applicants include public or private (nonprofit or for-profit) entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations, who will serve rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder and who meet the specifications for an applicant organization and consortium.
Consortium members may be located in urban or rural areas, but all activities supported by this program must exclusively target populations living in HRSA-designated rural areas, and the consortium overall must be representative of rural entities.
Consortium members should come from multiple sectors and disciplines, including, but not limited to:
- Healthcare providers:
- Critical Access Hospitals and other hospitals
- Rural Health Clinics
- Local or state health departments
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Ryan White HIV/AIDS clinics and community-based organizations
- Substance abuse treatment providers
- Mental and behavioral health organizations or providers
- Opioid treatment programs
- HIV and HCV prevention organizations
- Single State Agencies
- Primary care offices
- State Offices of Rural Health
- Law enforcement
- Emergency Medical Services entities
- School systems
- Primary Care Associations
- Poison control centers
- Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program local implementing agencies
- Healthy Start sites
Award ceiling: $200,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 120
Estimated total program funding: $24,000,000
Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov.
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