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Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas – Funding & Opportunities

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Reducing Overdose through Community Approaches (ROCA) Mentorship Program
Funding opportunity that pairs mentor local health departments (LHDs) with experience in overdose prevention with mentee LHDs that are looking to build capacity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 5, 2022
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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 31, 2022
Sponsor: National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation
AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps Grants
Funding to support the recruitment, training, and development of public health leaders able to provide service in response to the public health needs of urban and rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2023
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Overdose Response
Grants to support immediate responses to the overdose crisis in rural areas through improving access to, capacity for, and sustainability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorder.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2023
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, 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 8, 2023
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 8, 2023
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Telehealth Strategies for Individuals with HIV and Substance Use Disorders
Notice of Special Interest for research to explore and develop telehealth methods and strategies for diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and population analysis in individuals living with HIV and substance use disorder.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
BNSF Railway Foundation Grants
Grants to organizations that operate near a BNSF railway line. 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, youth development programs, and federally recognized tribes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide in areas near BNSF rail lines.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Foundation
DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program
One-time direct payment of $3,000 to Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics for each eligible provider who possesses a DATA 2000 waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Training and Mentoring/DATA 2000 Waiver
Training to provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for clinicians in high-need communities. Clinicians who complete the training may be priority applicants for some NHSC loan repayment programs, and qualified disciplines can become eligible for the Loan Repayment Program Continuation Contract MAT Award Enhancement.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 11/3/2022