Additional Information

Deadline: July 30, 2018

What the Funding Will Do

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, located in the Health Resources and Services Administration, released today a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Rural Community Opioid Response Planning Grant Program, to fund approximately 75 high-risk rural communities at up to $200,000 per award.  These funds will support a range of activities to help rural communities develop plans and strategies to address the rural opioid epidemic in their communities.  Successful awardees will partner with at least three other separately-owned entities and develop plans to implement substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery interventions.  This program is part of a multi-year, $130.0 million opioid-focused effort by HRSA.  In FY 2019 and beyond, there will be additional funds available to provide continued support, including additional grants and National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program awards.

Read HRSA’s Press Release

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include domestic public or private entities, nonprofit and for-profit, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations.  All services must be provided in HRSA-designated rural areas. See Section III – Eligibility Information in the Notice of Funding Opportunity for more details on eligibility and consortium specifications.

How To Apply

The Notice of Funding Opportunity is available on Grants.gov.

It’s important to know that you cannot apply for a HRSA grant until three registrations are completed:

  1. DUNS Number (What is DUNS?)
  2. System for Awards Management (What is SAM?)
  3. Grants.gov

More information about the registration process can be found on the Grants section of HRSA’s website.  

FORHP will hold an hour-long webinar for applicants on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm ET.  A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend.  

**NEW INFORMATION: Please reference page ii in the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the dial-in and playback information for the webinar.***

Federal Resources for the Opioid Crisis That May Help

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

U.S. Department of Agriculture

For questions regarding this funding opportunity, please email ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov