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New Opioid Funding Opportunity Announced

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a new Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) funding opportunity .Under RCORP-Implementation, HRSA will make approximately 75 awards of up to $1 million each to networks and/or consortia to enhance substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), service delivery in high-risk rural communities. 

Over a three-year period of performance, RCORP-Implementation grant recipients will implement a set of core SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery activities that align with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Five-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis.  Grant recipients are strongly encouraged to leverage workforce recruitment and retention programs like the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).

You can view the funding opportunity here:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=hrsa-19-082 – (click “Preview” on the “Package” tab, and then “Download Instructions).

All domestic public and private entities, nonprofit and for-profit, are eligible to apply and all services must be provided in HRSA-designated rural areas (as defined by the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer).  The applicant organization must be part of an established network or consortium that includes at least three other separately-owned entities.  At least two of these entities must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.  Applicants do not need to be current or former RCORP-Planning award recipients to apply for this funding opportunity.

HRSA will hold a webinar for applicants on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 11:30-1 PM, EST.  A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend.  Please reference page ii in the NOFO for the dial-in and playback information for the webinar. 

We encourage you to share this funding opportunity widely with your partners and stakeholders and to contact ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov with any questions.