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Opioid Workforce Expansion Program - Professionals

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.732
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 7, 2019

For programmatic or technical assistance questions:
Andrea G. Battle, Ph.D.

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Nandini Assar, Ph.D.


The Opioid Workforce Expansion Program for Professionals provides grants to train behavioral health professionals to address the behavioral health needs, including opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorder (SUD), in high-need underserved and rural populations. A special emphasis is on demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the specific concerns of children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth in high need and high demand areas who are at risk for behavioral health disorders.

The program goal is to increase the number of behavioral health professionals trained in the provision of OUD and other SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services to serve in high need and high demand areas. A detailed list of program objectives is available in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited institutions of higher education
  • Accredited behavioral health professional training programs
  • Accredited masters or doctoral-level degree programs of social work
  • American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited doctoral, internship, and post-doctoral residency programs of health service psychology (including clinical psychology, counseling, and school psychology)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,350,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 29
Estimated total program funding: $39,250,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Children and youth · Health workforce education and training · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Networking and collaboration · Substance use and misuse

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