Department of Health and Human Services: Seeking Applications for Rural Health Opioid Program

Deadline: 21 July 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration is currently seeking applications for Rural Health Opioid program that promotes rural health care services outreach by expanding the delivery of opioid related health care services to rural communities.

The program will reduce the morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses in rural communities through the development of broad community consortiums to prepare individuals with opioid-use disorder (OUD) to start treatment, implement care coordination practices to organize patient care activities, and support individuals in recovery through the enhancement of behavioral counsellingand peer support activities. This program will bring together health care providers (i.e. local health departments, hospitals, primary care practices, and substance abuse treatment providers) and entities such as social service and faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and other community-based groups to respond multifaceted to the opioid epidemic in a rural community.

The program supports 3 years of funding. This program incorporates a range of objectives to respond comprehensively to the opioid crisis within rural communities.  Consortiums will work towards identifying individuals at-risk of overdose and guide them towards recovery by providing outreach and education on locally available treatment options and support services.

Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible to receive a grant under Section 330A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c), an entity must be a rural public or rural non-profit private entity represent a consortium composed of members must include 3 or more health care providers members may be nonprofit or for-profit entities not have previously received a grant under this subsection for the same or a similar project, unless the entity is proposing to expand the scope of the project or the area that will be served through the project.
  • Any state, public, or private entity may apply for this funding opportunity, assuming they meet the RHOP requirements.
  • This includes faith-based and community-based organizations as well as federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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