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Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas – Funding & Opportunities

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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
Drug-Free Communities Support Program
Awards funding to coalitions working to reduce substance abuse among youth and to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, organizations, and governmental entities. Many rural communities have been awarded funding in the past.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Office of National Drug Control Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Second Chance Act Pay for Success Program
Grants to provide services and programs through performance- or outcomes-based contracts to improve reentry, reduce recidivism, and address the treatment and recovery needs of people with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders who are currently or were formerly involved in the criminal justice system.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2024
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Building Communities of Recovery
Grants to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of recovery support services and recovery education for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Rural populations are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2024
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants
Grants to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2024
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
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
Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program
Grants to support training programs that expand the number of peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals who are trained to work in integrated, interprofessional teams to provide services to children whose parents and/or guardians are impacted by opioid use disorders (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD).
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 6, 2024
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Impact (RCORP – Impact)
Grant to improve access to integrated and coordinated treatment and recovery services for substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, for people living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 6, 2024
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 3/7/2024