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Resources and Funding Opportunities: Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

The Office of the National Drug Control Policy shared some great resources with stakeholders in town for the FORHP Rural Opioids Programs meeting earlier this week.  There are a lot of great resources that we wanted to share with you as attachments and below. Feel free to pass this along to the stakeholders in your state as well:

  • Big Lots Foundation: The Big Lots Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of families and children in the communities the company serves throughout the United States, with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii, and South Dakota. The Foundation’s areas of interest include hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. Priority is given to organizations that help needy families transition from poverty to self-sufficiency. Requests are reviewed two times per year; the upcoming application deadline is July 1, 2019. Please visit the company’s website to review the funding guidelines and submit an online request.
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic. Today on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) released the Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Grant solicitation. BJA is sponsoring this initiative in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI). This is part of a series of demonstration projects funded under the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP).  These demonstration projects are designed to build local capacity, foster cross-sector collaboration, and support innovation. Under this solicitation, up to eight rural communities or regions will be selected for grant awards up to $750,000, each for a 24-month period. Applications Due by July 26, 2019.  Learn more about the Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Grant and application process during the upcoming webinar:  June 26, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., ET. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers: FQHC Webinar Series - Using Telehealth to Treat Substance Use Disorder in a CHC Setting. There is increased interest in how telehealth can be used to address substance use disorders (SUD) as well as funding by governmental agencies to provide such services. However, what type of SUD services can a community health center offer via telehealth? This webinar will discuss potential ways in which clinics can integrate these services into their organization and the potential issues they may encounter. The webinar is scheduled for June 28, 2019 12:00 PM Pacific Time.
  • TestIT: How Fast is Your Broadband. The National Association of Counties (NACo), the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) and Rural LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) have partnered to address the critical need for affordable high-speed internet for rural communities across the country. Together, the three organizations developed a mobile app TESTIT that gives mobile phone users the power to accurately identify areas with low or no internet connectivity and share that information to push for change. Click here to learn more.
  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AWARDS $2,234,122 TO 24 STATES FOR FIDELITY BONDING DEMONSTRATION GRANTS: Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of $2,234,122 for Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants. These grants will enable states to expand their use of fidelity bonds to help persons with criminal records with employment opportunities. Organizations assisting formerly incarcerated individuals find employment or businesses interested in learning more about the hiring process should contact their state bonding coordinator for more information.  Contact information for state bonding coordinators is available at http://bonds4jobs.com/our-services/directory.
  • Finally, if you need more resources to help explain addiction to kids, check out Addiction Policy Forum’s new video, “Addiction & the Brain.” The video explains how repeated substance misuse can hijack the brain, and why delaying use until the brain has matured is so important.