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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders (RCORP-RCOE)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.155

The 2023 funding opportunity for this program is limited to current awardees.

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:
Aaron Beswick, MSW, MPH

For grants management or budget questions:
Olusola Dada


This program (short title: RCORP-RCOE) provides funding for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Centers of Excellence to engage in research to identify science-based prevention, treatment, and other risk reduction interventions, including community-based approaches that may be replicable in other rural communities and associated professional training. After identifying rural-relevant interventions, the Centers will serve as a resource for scientific and technical assistance to county and state health departments and other entities seeking guidance on how to address the substance use disorder challenges in their community.

Each Center will satisfy one eligibility criterion and select the corresponding Focus Area.

  • Focus Area 1: Innovative and effective treatment interventions for SUD, particularly opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural communities
  • Focus Area 2: Best practices in recovery housing programs for SUD, particularly OUD, intervention among low-income, high-risk individuals in rural communities
  • Focus Area 3: Addressing synthetic opioid-related overdose mortality in rural communities in the Delta and/or Appalachian regions

A scope of work for each focus area is described in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include all domestic public and private, nonprofit and for-profit entities, including:

  • State, county, city, and township governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public housing authorities
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Public and private institutions of higher education
  • Small businesses
  • Faith-based and community-based organizations
  • Federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal governments
  • A consortia of the above organizations

Applicant organizations may be located in an urban or rural area, but all proposed and funded RCORP-RCOE activities must exclusively serve populations residing in HRSA-designated rural areas.

Specific eligibility requirements apply to each focus area.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $6,600,000 for the entire project period
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 3
Estimated total program funding: $20,000,000

Application process

The 2023 funding opportunity is limited to current awardees.

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

Applicant webinar recording
Playback Number: 800.839.5154
Passcode: 43019

Tagged as
Appalachia · Delta Region · Health workforce education and training · Housing and homelessness · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Research methods and resources · Substance use and misuse

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