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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
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2017
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AmeriCorps State and National Grants
Funding for programs that are designed to strengthen communities and solve local problems, including those found in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 13, 2017
Application Deadline: Jan 17, 2018
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
BNSF Railway Foundation Grants
Offers grants to organizations that operate near a BNSF railway line. Among others, priority areas include health and human service organizations, programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women's and children's aid, transitional shelters, hospitals, medical programs, and youth development programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Foundation
Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I) Inactive
Grants to to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate behavioral health integration with primary care, community based settings, and/or integrate primary care, nutrition, diabetes care, and chronic disease management with behavioral health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health
Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program Inactive
Grants to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to healthcare services, particularly substance abuse treatment services, in rural, frontier, and underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2017
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative Inactive
Grants to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact, especially in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood obesity, and serious mental illness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2017
Sponsors: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement Inactive
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) Inactive
Provides funds for state agencies to expand or enhance access to medication assisted treatment services for individuals with opioid use disorder in states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita.
Geographic coverage: 17 states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rural Health Opioid Program Inactive
Grants to consortia made up of at least 3 healthcare providers that propose to expand the delivery of opioid related healthcare services, with the intent of reducing the morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 21, 2017
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse Inactive
Funding for collaborative regional partnerships that provide activities and services designed to increase the well-being, improve permanency outcomes, and enhance the safety of children and families experiencing substance use disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2017
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities Inactive
Funding for collaborative regional partnerships that provide activities and services designed to increase the well-being, improve permanency outcomes, and enhance the safety of children and families experiencing substance use disorders in American Indian/Alaska native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2017
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) Inactive
Grants to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of substance abuse recovery support services, as well as promotion of and education about recovery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 3, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program Inactive
Provides funding to 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, including information regarding the issue of substance abuse in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Expanding Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in the Context of the SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants (R21/R33) Inactive
Grants to test approaches for expanding medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in the general healthcare sector or linking individuals who receive naloxone for the reversal of overdose to medication assisted treatment. Projects must be designed in the context of state plans for use of the funds authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 20, 2017
Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2017
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS Inactive
Awards funding to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders Grantees will work to reduce the negative impact of behavioral health problems, while increasing access to behavioral healthcare, creating healthcare linkages, and improving treatment retention.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 3, 2017
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program Inactive
Grants to 4 national training and technical assistance (TTA) providers that will work collaboratively to develop the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Network and support the delivery of TTA to current and future site-based COAP grantees, prescription drug monitoring programs, and their stakeholders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program Inactive
Grants to city, county, and state governments to expand opioid abuse prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) Inactive
Grants to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2017
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) Inactive
Grants to expand comprehensive treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for women and their children in residential substance use treatment facilities, including services for non-residential family members of both the women and children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2017
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Ages 13-24 Cooperative Agreement (Prevention Navigator) Inactive
Grants to provide services to those at highest risk for HIV and substance use disorders, especially racial/ethnic males ages 13-24 at risk for HIV/AIDS, including males who have sex with other males. The program will place a particular emphasis on those individuals who are not in stable housing in communities with high incidence and prevalence rates of substance misuse and HIV infection.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2017
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Prevention of Opioid Misuse in Women: Office on Women Health Prevention Awards (OWHPA) Inactive
Grants for projects designed to prevent the misuse of opioids by women across the lifespan, with a focus on primary or secondary prevention efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 16, 2017
Application Deadline: Apr 7, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
Drug Free Communities Support Program Inactive
Awards funding to coalitions working to reduce substance abuse among youth and to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Externship in Addiction Psychiatry Inactive
Offers a clinical shadowing program to minority medical students who have an interest in services related to substance abuse treatment and prevention in underserved areas. Externship sites will be located in rural or inner-city sites.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2017
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health (Native Connections) Inactive
Awards funding for pilot projects designed to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2017
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts Inactive
Grants to enhance and expand substance use disorder treatment services in existing family treatment drug courts, that use the family treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment for parents with a substance use disorder and/or co-occurring substance use disorder and mental disorders who have had a dependency petition filed against them or are at risk of such filing.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 3, 2017
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Offers grants to develop, enhance, and continue tribal justice systems including alcohol and substance abuse prevention programs, intervention and treatment, and healing to wellness courts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice
Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Offers funding to federally recognized tribes to develop and implement healing to wellness court programs that focus on responding to alcohol and substance use issues of tribal juveniles and young adults under 21. Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts use a team approach that includes the judge, attorneys, probation, law enforcement, treatment providers, educational and vocational services, and other partners to help individuals with substance use disorders achieve sustained recovery and avoid re-offending.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Addiction Technology Transfer Centers Cooperative Agreements Inactive
Grants to develop and strengthen the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 9, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation Inactive
Funding to states, territories, or tribes to increase access to and improve treatment for adolescents and/or transitional aged youth with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Improving the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders Inactive
Grants for evaluating addiction treatment programs and strategies for people with opioid use disorders. Projects may be focused on evaluating existing treatment programs, testing new approaches to treatment, and/or re-orienting government spending around programs that demonstrate measurable results.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2016
Sponsor: Laura and John Arnold Foundation
National Indian Health Outreach and Education II (NIHOE II) Inactive
Funding for a national Indian organization to provide outreach and education for the Behavioral Health programs, including the Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) and Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) programs; and the HIV/AIDS programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2016
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Grants to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths Inactive
Provides funding to states, U.S. territories, and the Red Lake Band of Chippewa that receive the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant to reduce the number of prescription drug and opioid overdose-related deaths and adverse events among individuals 18 years of age and older.
Geographic coverage: Eligibility is limited to states, U.S. territories, pacific jurisdictions, and tribal entities that receive the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block grants.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF Rx) Inactive
Provides funding for state agencies that have completed a Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant to target prescription drug misuse. State agencies will work with pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risk of overprescribing to young adults and raise community awareness about the danger of sharing medication.
Geographic coverage: Eligibility is limited to states, U.S. territories, pacific jurisdictions, and tribal entities that have completed a Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant and have an operational state run Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Targeted Capacity Expansion HIV: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV: Minority Women) Inactive
Provides funding to expand substance use disorder treatment, behavioral health, and HIV/AIDS services for high-risk women of African American, Hispanic/Latina, and other racial/ethnic minority groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Services Planning Research in the Appalachian Region to Address Adverse Health Consequences Associated with Increased Opioid Injection Drug Use Inactive
Provides funding for services planning research grants to develop an understanding of the patterns, causes and effects of opioid injection drug use, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), HIV infection risk, and other adverse health consequences of drug use in Appalachia.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian Region
Application Deadline: Apr 28, 2016
Sponsors: Appalachian Regional Commission, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults (HIV CBI) Inactive
The purpose of this program is to support an array of activities to assist grantees in building a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality and accessible state-of-the-science substance abuse and HIV prevention services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 19, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Rural Primary Care Practices (R18) Inactive
Funds demonstration research projects that implement Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in primary care practices in rural areas of the United States.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 1, 2016
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2016
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grants to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) through the Use of Technology Assisted Care (TAC) in Targeted Areas of Need (TCE-TAC) Inactive
Grants for the use of technology, including web-based services, smart phones, and behavioral health electronic applications (e-apps), to expand and/or enhance the ability of providers to care for patients in treatment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Substance Abuse Service Expansion Inactive
Supplemental funds to improve and expand substance abuse services at existing Health Centers, with a focus on Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) in opioid use disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 28, 2015
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant Program Inactive
Awards funding to develop innovative community partnerships that will reduce the incidences of morbidity and mortality related to opioid usage in rural areas. Partnerships must work to create access to emergency devices intended to rapidly reverse the effects of overdoses, and to train healthcare professionals and emergency responders in the use of those devices.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations Inactive
Awards funding to minority-serving institutions to partner with community-based organizations to provide substance abuse, HIV, and hepatitis-C prevention programs for African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young adult populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 26, 2015
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) Inactive
Funding to provide coordinated and integrated services through the co-location of primary and specialty care services in community-based mental and behavioral health settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2015
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Services in Supportive Housing Program Inactive
Grants for supportive housing programs to implement supportive services in the areas of substance abuse and mental health to help prevent or reduce chronic homelessness of individuals and families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2014
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Reduce Hepatitis Infections by Treatment and Integrated Prevention Services (Hepatitis-TIPS) among Non-urban Young Persons Who Inject Drugs Inactive
Awards funding to develop and implement programs that address the high rate of hepatitis C infection among young rural and suburban people who inject drugs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 28, 2014
Application Deadline: Apr 14, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Comprehensive Support Services for Families Affected by Substance Abuse and/or HIV/AIDS Inactive
Grants to prevent the abandonment in hospitals of infants and young children, develop a program of comprehensive support services for these infants, and recruit and train health and social services personnel, foster care families, and others.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 13, 2013
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer Inactive
Grants to deliver peer-to-peer recovery support services that help prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2013
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Affordable Care Act Health Center Planning Grants Inactive
The purpose of planning grants is to demonstrate the need for health services in the community from public or non-profit organizations seeking a grant to plan for the development of a comprehensive primary care health center.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2011
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Tribal Tobacco Control Programs to Reduce Commercial Tobacco Use Among American Indians and Alaska Natives Inactive
Funding to reduce commercial tobacco use and abuse among American Indian and Alaska Native tribal members; eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke; promote commercial tobacco cessation; and prevent youth initiation to commercial tobacco use.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2010
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Updated: 8/29/2017