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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 Inactive
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 19, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program Inactive
Grants to to implement or expand reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, and other reentry service providers. At least half of the funding is available for projects serving rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Psychostimulant Support (RCORP-PS) Inactive
Grants to enhance and expand psychostimulant use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery service delivery in high-risk rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Local Drug Crises Grants Inactive
Grants to support community-level efforts to prevent opioid, methamphetamine, and prescription drug use among youth ages 12-18, including activities targeting rural areas and other underserved populations and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants Inactive
Funding for the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services, with an emphasis on services for individuals with serious mental illness or substance use disorders, including opioid disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance; individuals with co-occurring disorders; and armed forces members and veterans in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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: Mar 1, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP) Inactive
Grants to plan, develop, and operate a training program for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, and/or social workers that trains practitioners to provide care for individuals in need of mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 24, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families Inactive
Grants to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents, transitional aged youth, and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program Inactive
Grants for projects designed to prevent suicidal behavior and substance misuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to the age of 24.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration Model Inactive
A 4-year demonstration program designed to increase access to opioid use disorder treatment services, improve physical and mental health outcomes for beneficiaries, and reduce Medicare program expenditures.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Last Updated: 3/12/2021