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Funding by Topic: Prescription drug abuse

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Planning
Planning grants designed to strengthen the capacity of multi-sector consortia to address prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder in rural counties identified to be at the highest risk. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Opioid Resource Grant Program
Funding for innovative and constructive projects that address education, prevention, and/or the safe disposal of opioids.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Sponsor: The AmerisourceBergen Foundation
Opioid Affected Youth Initiative
Funding and technical assistance to states, local governments, and tribal jurisdictions to develop and implement a data-driven, coordinated, statewide or community-wide response system to assist with the identification, prevention, treatment, enforcement, and deterrence needed to address the opioid epidemic and its impact on youth and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2018
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance (RCORP-TA)
Funding for a single entity to provide technical assistance to HRSA's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program grantees as they work to build capacity and implement programs that support the treatment and prevention of opioid use disorder.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 10, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Coordinating Center to Support NIDA Rural Opioid HIV and Comorbidity Initiative (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding for a single interdisciplinary Coordinating Center to formalize and centralize support of the rural opioid initiative.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 15, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Opioid Response Grants
Grants to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 20, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34 )
Funding to support pilot/feasibility testing or pre-trial feasibility and acceptability testing for new, revised, or adapted prevention and intervention approaches around issues related to drug and alcohol use.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the U.S. (R01 and R21)
Funding for research focused on determining the mechanisms for the variation in the prevalence of opioid use disorder, and understanding and reducing disparities in opioid care in minority health and health disparity populations in the U.S.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 14, 2018
Application Deadline: Nov 14, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pathways to Safer Opioid Use
An interactive, online training with a focus on the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: American Public Health Association, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program
Direct USDA loans and/or grants to construct, enlarge, or improve essential community facilities for healthcare, public safety, education, and public services in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development