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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

Deadline: May 6, 2019

First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) grants will allow first responders (firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, or other legally organized and recognized volunteer organizations that respond to adverse opioid related incidents) and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Recipients will train and provide resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state, tribal, and local governmental levels on carrying and administering a drug or device approved or cleared under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Recipients will also establish processes, protocols, mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery communities, and safety around fentanyl, carfentanil, and other dangerous licit and illicit drugs.

Amount: Approximately $16,500,000 (of which approximately $9,000,000 will be for recipients serving rural communities with high rates of opioid abuse) is available to make up to 45 awards ranging from $250,000-$800,000 per year for a project period of up to four years.

Eligibility: State governments; federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations; and local governmental entities including, but not limited to, municipal corporations, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, and townships.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313525

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