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Engaging and Empowering Vulnerable Families and Communities to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

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.

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts
Sep 20, 2021

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) will provide grants for projects to develop, adapt, and/or evaluate promising evidence-based models of family and community based prevention for opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose for children and families, especially those at highest risk.

Areas of focus include:

  • Mitigating the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on families: Evidence-based prevention models that target children and families at highest risk, including families who have a caregiver in treatment, recovery, or actively using substances
  • Developing models for racial and cultural minorities and addressing inequities: Developing culturally informed and inclusive prevention models that address health inequities and are effective in diverse communities of color, and identifying routes to successful sustainability
  • Addressing and managing pain, emotional distress, and trauma: Help children and adolescents develop healthy ways of responding to pain with interventions or supports that may be based in schools, homes, or communities

FORE has awarded many grants in rural areas, and has published an issue brief on expanding OUD treatment in rural areas.


Eligible applicants include:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Nonprofit, tax-exempt universities
  • State, local, and tribal government units and agencies
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Culture and cultural competency · Families · Health disparities · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Racial and ethnic groups · Schools · Substance use and misuse · Trauma-informed care · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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