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Arkansas Rural Health Initiative for Substance Use Disorder

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.

Arkansas Department of Health
Feb 11, 2020

Joe Martin


The Arkansas Department of Health is providing funding to create comprehensive and innovative approaches for programs and services throughout Arkansas to combat substance misuse, overdoses, and opioid related harms, with the focus of ensuring all Arkansans have equal access to a continuum of education, prevention, substance misuse services, and support within their communities.

Potential projects may include:

  • Develop community strategic plans around the opioid epidemic
  • Create innovative ways to work with state government
  • Enhance surveillance of opioid use/misuse and overdose in the state
  • Coordinate a continuum of education and prevention, increasing access to substance misuse services like placing peer recovery support specialists in various settings, including schools, emergency departments and correctional facilities to support access to care and roads to recovery
  • Provide resources to support and scale up comprehensive program and/or advance a multi-pronged, multi-year prevention program at a local level

Applicant organizations must have at least 2 years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Case management
  • Community education and engagement
  • Treatment and/or recovery programs
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $200,000 per year
Award floor: $75,000 per year
Estimated total program funding: $770,175

The initial grant term will be one year. The grant may be renewed for up to 6, one-year terms contingent upon appropriation of funding and approvals.

Multiple recipients will be awarded as funding allows.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and application instructions are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Email completed applications to

Tagged as
Access · Illicit drug use · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Arkansas

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