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Overdose Prevention and Response Mentorship Program

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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Association of County and City Health Officials
Dec 20, 2019

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is offering a funding and mentorship program that pairs local health departments (LHDs) to learn from one another, share experiences, and implement a program related to community overdose prevention and response.

The program is expected to:

  • Pair LHDs that have experience in developing overdose prevention or response programs in key strategy areas with peer LHDs interested in receiving assistance, guidance, tools and resources to start planning or expanding their jurisdiction's response
  • Spread model and evidence-informed overdose prevention and response practices
  • Establish a network of LHDs that can learn from each other and share tools and resources on overdose prevention and response activities
  • Improve NACCHO's and CDC's understanding of challenges and facilitators in disseminating best practices in the field and identifying needs for planning new programs

Eligible applicants are local health departments. Specific eligibility requirements are provided in the application instructions for mentors and mentees.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Each selected mentee LHD will receive $50,000 to offset the cost of program deliverables.

Each selected mentor LHD will receive $50,000 for each assigned mentee, with the total amount based on the number of mentee applications received.

Application process

Links to separate application instructions for mentors, and mentees are available on the program website.

Email completed applications to

Tagged as
Illicit drug use · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health · Substance use and misuse

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