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Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.788
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 8, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Humberto Carvalho

For grants management or budget questions:
Corey Sullivan


Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants (short title: ROTA) provide funding for existing USDA Cooperative Extensions grantees to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance (T/TA) for rural communities on addressing opioid/stimulant issues affecting these communities.

Required activities include:

  • Build upon the current Cooperative Extensions project to provide expanded evidence-based training on opioid/stimulant prevention, treatment, or recovery
  • Identify the SAMHSA State Opioid Response or Tribal Opioid Response providers in the jurisdiction and ensure these organizations are included in T/TA dissemination plans
  • Provide up-to-date resources and information on the prevention and treatment of opioid/stimulant misuse such that individuals, families, communities, and practitioners can easily access them and understand the issues related to misuse
  • Provide publicly available on-demand virtual training and up-to-date information on the prevention or treatment of opioid/stimulant misuse
  • Provide linkages to SAMHSA's State Targeted Response TA teams

Eligible applicants are existing USDA Cooperative Extensions grantees.

ROTA recipients that received an award in FY 2019 under announcement TI-19-010 are not eligible to apply for this program.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $550,000 per year
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $3,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Illicit drug use · Networking and collaboration · Prescription drug misuse

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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