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Improving Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for Underserved Populations and Communities

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.

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts
Aug 25, 2019

For programmatic questions:
Ken Shatzkes, Ph.D.

For grants management or budget questions:
Lydia Tschoe, MHA


The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) is offering grants for improving access to evidence-based opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment and recovery services for vulnerable and high-risk populations, with an emphasis on removing barriers and improving access to and quality of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for underserved populations.

Underserved populations include:

  • Rural communities
  • Urban and minority communities
  • Children and adolescents
  • Pregnant and parenting women
  • Veterans
  • Justice-involved individuals
  • LGBT community
  • Native American and tribal communities

FORE is specifically interested in projects that aim to improve and reform the continuum of care, provide wraparound social services, and address other areas that are necessary to facilitate access to high-quality, patient-centered treatment and improve outcomes.


Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) public charities, state governments, and local government agencies.

Direct eligibility questions to

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000 per year
Project period: Up to 2 years

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Email a letter of intent to by August 25, 2019. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Tagged as
Access · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Children and youth · Illicit drug use · LGBT · Minorities · Prescription drug abuse · Substance abuse · Veterans · Women

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