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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Implementation

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.912
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 6, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Allison Hutchings, MA, MPH

For grants management or budget questions:
LCDR Benoit Mirindi


The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) - Implementation provides funding to strengthen and expand substance use disorder (SUD)/opioid use disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery service delivery in high-risk rural communities.

Applicants should align projects with the RCORP Implementation focus areas:

  • Prevention: Reducing the occurrence of OUD among new and at-risk users, as well as fatal opioid-related overdoses, and promoting infectious disease detection through activities such as community and provider education, harm reduction strategies, and referral to treatment and recovery support services
  • Treatment: Implementing or expanding access to evidence-based practices, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with psychosocial intervention, and eliminating or reducing treatment costs for uninsured and underinsured patients
  • Recovery: Implementing or expanding access to recovery and treatment options that help people battling OUD (including those with polysubstance disorders) start and stay in recovery, including ensuring access to support services such as, but not limited to, transportation, housing, peer recovery, case management, employment assistance, and child care

Award recipients are expected to sustain programs beyond the 3-year project period, and:

  1. Leverage other available opioid resources at the federal, state, and local levels to maximize program impact
  2. Expand the ability of providers to bill for treatment services
  3. Monitor and evaluate the impact and outcomes of SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery activities
  4. Develop a long-term strategy to achieve financial and operational sustainability absent federal funding and address the future needs of the community

Eligible applicants are all domestic public or private, nonprofit or for-profit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations that serve rural communities at the highest risk for SUD. All activities supported by RCORP-Implementation must exclusively target populations residing in HRSA-designated rural counties or rural census tracts in urban counties.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated Award Amount: $1,000,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 75
Estimated total program funding: $75,000,000

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording:
Playback number: 800.839.4845
Passcode: 4321

Tagged as
Employment and unemployment · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug abuse · Reimbursement and payment models · Substance abuse · Sustainability of programs · Transportation · Uninsured and underinsured

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