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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Community Development Initiative

Deadline: June 10, 2019

The Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) program will support qualified intermediary organizations that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community.

Applications are encourages that will support the goal to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with Substance Use Disorder (including opioid misuse) in high-risk rural communities by strengthening the capacity to address one or more of the following focus areas at the community, county, state, and/or regional levels:

  • Prevention: Reducing the occurrence of Substance Use Disorder (including opioid misuse) among new and at-risk users as well as fatal substance-related overdoses through community and provider education, and harm reduction measures including the strategic placement of overdose reversing devices, such as naloxone
  • Treatment: Implementing or expanding access to evidence-based practices for Substance Use Disorder (including opioid misuse) treatment such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Recovery: Expanding peer recovery and treatment options that help people start and stay in recovery

Amount: A total of $6,000,000 is available to make up to 25 awards ranging from $50,000-$250,000. Applicants must provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the Federal grant.

Eligibility: Qualified private organizations, nonprofit organizations (including faith-based and community organizations and philanthropic foundations), and public (including tribal) intermediary organizations.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314298

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