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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion (RCORP-MATE)

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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
Jun 10, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Kiley Diop, MSc

For grants management or budget questions:
Kelichia Wellons, MBA, MS


This program (short title: RCORP-MATE) provides funding to establish and/or expand Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs in eligible hospitals, health clinics, and tribal organizations located in high-risk rural communities, thus increasing the number of access points where individuals living in rural communities with opioid use disorder can receive evidence-based treatment.

Required activities include:

  • Recruit, train, and mentor interdisciplinary teams of substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) clinical and social service providers who can provide MAT, including both evidence-based behavioral therapy and FDA-approved pharmacotherapy
  • Build new, or enhance existing, clinical workflows and supply chain services to support the delivery of MAT and other SUD/OUD and mental health services
  • Train clinical, social service, and administrative staff to optimize reimbursement for patient encounters through proper coding and billing across insurance types to ensure financial sustainability of services
  • Coordinate medical and social services necessary for patients to achieve and sustain recovery
  • Strengthen partnerships to better leverage other SUD/OUD and mental health-related community resources and support more effective and efficient referrals between clinical partners, including Certified Community Behavioral Health clinics, opioid treatment programs, health departments, emergency departments, emergency medical services, and other community-based organizations

Applicants must be domestic public or private, nonprofit or for-profit organizations, including:

  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Health Center Look-Alikes
  • Other small rural hospitals with 49 available staffed beds or less, as reported on the hospital's most recently filed Medicare Cost Report
  • Tribes and tribal organizations (excluding health centers that receive Health Center Program federal award funding)

The applicant organization must be located in a HRSA-designated rural county or rural census tract in an urban county and all activities supported by RCORP-MATE must exclusively target populations residing in HRSA-designated rural areas.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $725,000 for the entire project period
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 11
Estimated total program funding: $8,000,000

HRSA expects that MAT programs established or expanded using RCORP-MATE funding will be self-sustaining by the end of the period of performance.

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording
Playback number: 866.468.7639
Passcode: 1478

Tagged as
Access · Critical Access Hospitals · Emergency department and urgent care services · Emergency medical services · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare facilities · Human services · Illicit drug use · Medicaid · Medicare · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural Health Clinics · Substance use and misuse · Sustainability of programs

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