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Combating Opioid Overdose Through Community-Level Intervention

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University of Baltimore Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement
Nov 2, 2020

The purpose of the Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-level Intervention grant is to:

  • Undertake research activities that entail implementing and evaluating community-based efforts to fight the opioid-involved overdose epidemic
  • Support and promote the partnership of law enforcement and public health agencies, whose collaboration is critical to reducing overdose and other harms of opioid-involved (mis)use

Projects must be evidence-based, and evaluate these community-based efforts to assess their efficacy in reducing opioid-involved overdose and other harms of opioid use, particularly in the regions of the United States with the highest rates of fatal and non-fatal opioid-involved overdoses. Projects should support and promote collaboration between public safety and public health agencies to ensure that there is a comprehensive and coordinated response.


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 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 $150,000 to support small projects
  • Tier 2: $150,001 - $350,000 to support medium sized projects. Tier 2 projects are encouraged to have an evaluation component (either an evaluator who is a staff member or a subcontractor hired to conduct an evaluation of the project)
Application process

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

Email the completed application to, using return receipt.

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

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