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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis – Funding & Opportunities

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Appalachian Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative
Funding to assist in moving individuals in the Appalachian region from substance abuse treatment to recovery to employment, with a focus on support services that enable and support individual successful entry or reentry into the workforce.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 13 states.
Letter of Intent (Required): May 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 18, 2021
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement
Grants to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Over half of the total funding available is set aside for recipients serving rural communities with high rates of opioid abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Health Service Corps Site Application
Apply to be a National Health Service Corps Site to receive recruitment and retention assistance, networking opportunities, and other benefits.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 25, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for medical, nursing, and behavioral/mental health clinicians with specific training and credentials to provide evidence-based substance use disorder treatment in rural communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NHSC Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Workforce Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for eligible clinicians who agree to serve in an approved SUD treatment facility.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program
Grants to develop, implement, and/or expand comprehensive programs in response to illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances of abuse. The program provides resources to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to reduce violent crime and drug abuse and enhance public safety while supporting victims.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 7, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program
Funding for state, local, and tribal governments to create and enhance juvenile drug treatment court programs for youth in the justice system with substance abuse problems, specifically related to opioid abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Opioid Affected Youth Initiative
Funding and technical assistance for 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: Jun 28, 2021
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Support for specified health services research projects related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural and frontier healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 5/13/2021