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Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)
Aug 8, 2024

For programmatic questions:
Ken Shatzkes, PhD

For technical questions about the application process:
Lydia Tschoe, MHA


The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts will provide Funding for projects that bring an innovative approach to long-standing and complex issues related to the nation's opioid crisis. According to the funder, projects should "explore and/or evaluate new outside-the-box ideas, bring together approaches from several diverse fields, and engage multi-disciplinary, cross-sector teams to reduce overdoses, increase access to treatment, and support long-term recovery." Applications that address rural and underserved populations are encouraged.

The focus is on projects in 3 areas.

  • Innovative payment models
  • Workforce development
  • Supporting the transition from treatment to recovery

FORE will consider grant requests from U.S. based public charities that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as from nonprofit, tax-exempt universities. The Foundation will also consider grant requests from state, local, and Native American tribal governmental units and agencies.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000 a year
Project period: 2 years

Application process

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

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health workforce · Health workforce · Reimbursement and payment models · Substance use and misuse

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.