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Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.732
Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Apr 27, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Andrea L. Knox

For grants management or budget questions:
William Weisenberg


The Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program (OIFSP) provides funding to support training programs that expand the number of peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals who are trained to work in integrated, interprofessional teams to provide services to children whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorders (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD), and their family members who are in guardianship roles.

The program objectives are to:

  • Enhance and expand, didactic educational support and experiential field training opportunities for OIFSP paraprofessional trainees that target children, adolescents and transitional age youth whose parents are impacted by OUD and other SUDs, and their family members who are in guardianship roles
  • Develop, or establish a partnership with, registered apprenticeship programs to provide in-service training that places paraprofessional trainees in behavioral health-related positions addressing OUD and other SUDs
  • Reduce financial barriers by providing financial support to trainees in the form of tuition/fees, supplies, and stipend support
  • Create additional training positions beyond current program capacity to increase the number of paraprofessionals trained by a minimum of 10% in year one and maintain that level each year of the 4-year project period, with a focus on working with families who are impacted by OUD and other SUDs

Projects should demonstrate experience in training students for providing services in:

  • Health Professional Shortage Areas
  • Medically Underserved Areas
  • Medically Underserved Populations
  • Governor's Certified Shortage Area for Rural Health Clinic purposes

Eligible applicants include state-licensed mental health nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including:

  • Academic institutions, including universities, community colleges and technical schools, which must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency
  • Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations
  • Tribes
  • Tribal organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $600,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 19
Estimated total program funding: $11,500,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health workforce · Children and youth · Families · Health workforce education and training · Illicit drug use · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Prescription drug misuse

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