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Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas – Funding & Opportunities

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Combating Opioid Overdose Through Community-Level Intervention
Grants for evidence-based or promising community-level approaches that aim to reduce opioid-involved overdose, overdose involving stimulants, or poly-drug overdose in regions of the United States with the highest rates of fatal and non-fatal overdoses.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
Sponsor: University of Baltimore Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement
Alcohol and Other Substance Use Research Education Programs for Health Professionals (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Grants to support research educational and outreach activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers, especially the public health impact of alcohol, opioids, and other substances, their associated consequences, and the persistent stigma associated with them.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Graduate Psychology Education Program
Grants to support doctoral-level psychology education and training programs to prepare psychologists to address the behavioral health needs, including opioid use and substance use, in high-need underserved and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 9, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Veterans Health Access Program
Grants for current Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program award recipients in states with certified Critical Access Hospitals to work with providers and other partners to improve access to needed healthcare services and to improve the coordination of care for veterans living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NBCC Foundation Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors
Fellowships for master's degree-level addictions counseling students from minority backgrounds. For the purpose of this program, minorities include racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, and military groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2021
Sponsor: National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation
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. Funding priorities include COVID-19 response and recovery, education, environmental health, and rural intermediary organizations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 5, 2022
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Implementation
Grants to strengthen and expand substance use disorder/opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery service delivery in high-risk rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 13, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants
Funding for programs that are designed to improve lives, strengthen tribal communities, and solve local problems through service and volunteering.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 4, 2022
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
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, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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 6, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 10/15/2021