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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis – Funding & Opportunities

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Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program
Funding for community-based outreach education and extension programs at land-grant colleges and universities that provide individuals and families based in rural areas with information on health, wellness, and prevention. Projects should utilize telehealth, telemedicine, and distance learning strategies for education and training in rural communities related to opioid and substance misuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant
Grants to recruit and train emergency medical services personnel in rural areas with a focus on addressing substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 20, 2024
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsoring Agency Request for Concept Papers
A national service program that provides resources and staffing for organizations and agencies working to alleviate poverty and address poverty-related problems in local communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 28, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Program
Grants to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults in primary care and community health settings with a focus on screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2024
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Grants
Funding to support first responders and members of other key community sectors on training, administering, and distributing naloxone and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved overdose reversal medications or devices. Funding is set aside for recipients serving rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Provider's Clinical Support System - Universities
Funding to support graduate-level education for students in medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and other eligible advanced practice nursing programs with a focus on treating opioid use disorders and prescribing medications for opioid use disorder in office-based settings upon graduation. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving Institutions, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions are encouraged to apply.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Adult Treatment Court Site-Based
Grants and technical assistance to enhance the operations of adult drug courts, which includes service coordination, management of treatment court participants, fidelity to the model, and recovery support services. Courts should integrate evidence-based substance abuse treatment, random drug testing, equitable sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in judicially-supervised court settings with jurisdiction over offenders to reduce recidivism, substance abuse, and prevent overdoses. Rural communities are a program priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 2, 2024
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success
Funding to use the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework to address one of the nation's top substance abuse prevention priorities in youth and adults. Awardees will use local data to identify the primary substance use concerns in their community and develop strategies and services to prevent substance use and promote mental health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 21, 2025
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Supports the dissemination and implementation of 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: May 26, 2029
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jail-based Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Mentor Site Initiative
Peer-to-peer learning opportunity for jails interested in providing or enhancing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for individuals with substance use disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program (COSSUP), U.S. Department of Justice

Last Updated: 2/19/2024