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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Substance use and misuse

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

Health Center Expanded Services: Integrated Behavioral Health Services Supplemental Funding Inactive
Supplemental funding to existing Health Center Program operational grant award recipients to increase access to high quality integrated behavioral health services, including prevention or treatment of mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 13, 2019
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Opioid Workforce Expansion Program - Paraprofessionals Inactive
Grants to train behavioral health-related paraprofessionals, such as peer support specialists, to address the behavioral health needs, including opioid use and substance use, in high-need underserved and rural populations. A special emphasis is on demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the specific concerns of children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth in high need and high demand areas who are at risk for behavioral health disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 7, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Opioid Workforce Expansion Program - Professionals Inactive
Grants to train behavioral health professionals to address the behavioral health needs, including opioid use and substance use, in high-need underserved and rural populations. A special emphasis is on demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the specific concerns of children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth in high need and high demand areas who are at risk for behavioral health disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 7, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Evaluation Inactive
Funding for a single cooperative agreement to evaluate the impact of Rural Communities Opioid Response Program initiatives, which currently include planning, implementation, and technical assistance activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 6, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Reentry Projects - Adults and Young Adults Inactive
Grants for evidence-based, evidence-informed interventions, and promising practices shown to achieve successful employment outcomes for justice-involved individuals released from prison or jail or who are currently under supervision. Projects must serve high-crime, high-poverty communities, and a balance of rural and urban projects will be funded.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2019
Sponsors: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Minority Aids Initiative: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS Inactive
Grants to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders who are at risk for HIV or are HIV positive and that receive HIV services/treatment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2019
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Strengthening Systems of Care for People Living with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder Inactive
Funding for System Coordination Providers to leverage resources at federal, state, and local levels to ensure that people living with HIV who have opioid use disorder have access to appropriate substance use disorder care, treatment, and recovery services. The initiative seeks to strengthen system-level coordination and networks of care between the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and other federal, state, and local entities funded to respond to the opioid epidemic to ensure access to behavioral healthcare and treatment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2019
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects Inactive
Funding to develop and implement evidence-based, targeted strategies for substance use disorder treatment provision to address a specific population or area of focus identified by a community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 25, 2019
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Program Inactive
Grants for innovative training programs that integrate behavioral healthcare into primary care, particularly in rural and underserved settings, with a special emphasis on the treatment of opioid use disorder.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 28, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program Inactive
Funding to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health. The overall goals of the program are to develop the necessary skills to lead healthcare transformation in a variety of settings, including rural and/or medically underserved settings, to be age-friendly and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals to provide healthcare for older adults.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services