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Combating Opioid Overdose Through Community-Level Intervention

Sponsor
University of Baltimore Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement
Deadlines
Nov 1, 2021
Contact

Margarita M. Cardona, MS, CRA
OSR@ubalt.edu
410.837.6191

Purpose

The Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-level Intervention Grant provides funding for evidence-based or promising community-level approaches that aim to reduce opioid-involved overdose, overdose involving stimulants, or poly-drug overdose in regions of the United States with the highest rates of fatal and non-fatal overdoses.

Priority areas include:

  • Activities that research and analyze a range of existing community-based efforts to address overdoses
  • Evidence-based and proven strategies designed to reduce overdose deaths that incorporate approaches that advance equity
  • Research activities that deal with opioid-involved overdose, overdose involving stimulants, or poly-drug overdose, and other harms associated with substance misuse
  • Research activities that deal with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Efforts that support and promote the partnership of law enforcement and public health agencies
Eligibility

Eligibility requirements:

  • Have expert knowledge and extensive experience in conducting research and analysis
  • Have expert knowledge and experience developing or enhancing new or ongoing programs that aim to reduce opioid overdose through strategic, evidence-based and promising approaches
  • Must partner with a regional High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program, and applications must include a letter of support/commitment from the participating HIDTA and signed by the sponsoring HIDTA Director.

Eligible applicants include:

  • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Programs
  • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  • Private Institutions of Higher Education
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS Status
  • State, County, City, Township, and Special District Governments
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized and Other than Federally Recognized)
  • Native American Tribal Organizations
  • U.S. Territories and Possessions
  • Independent School Districts
  • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
  • Faith-based and Community-based Organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

A tier system will be used in making awards.

  • Tier 1: Up to $50,000 for planning grants to engage the community to discover why the problem exists and how the problem could be addressed effectively and efficiently
  • Tier 2: Up to $150,000 for small, innovative projects that either: (a) develop, clarify, and implement a novel program, strategy, or approach that has not yet been evaluated; or (b) adapt an existing evidence-based strategy for use in new settings or with new populations
  • Tier 3: $150,001 - $350,000 to support implementation and evaluation of evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies
Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

Email the completed application to OSR@ubalt.edu, using return receipt.

Tagged as
Community and faith-based initiatives · Criminal justice system · Evaluation methods and resources · Illicit drug use · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Research methods and resources



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