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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Tribal Opioid Response Grants

Deadline: August 20, 2018

The Tribal Opioid Response Grants (TOR) program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and/or recovery activities for OUD.

The program supplements current activities focused on reducing the impact of opioids and will contribute to a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic. Tribes will use the results of a current needs assessment if available to the tribe (or carry out a strategic planning process to conduct needs and capacity assessments) to identify gaps and resources from which to build prevention, treatment and/or community-based recovery support services. Grantees will be required to describe how they will expand access to treatment and recovery support services as well as advance substance misuse prevention in coordination with other federally-supported efforts. Grantees must use funding to supplement and not supplant existing opioid prevention, treatment, and/or recovery activities. Grantees are required to describe how they will improve retention in care, using a chronic care model or other innovative model that has been shown to improve retention in care.

Amount: A total of $50,000,000 is available to make up to 263 awards. The length of the project is two years. Funds will be distributed on a non-competitive basis according to the schedule presented in Appendix K of the solicitation (available at the link below). An application must be submitted in order for funds to be awarded.

Eligibility: American Indian or Alaska Native tribes or tribal organizations. Tribes and tribal organizations may apply individually, as a consortia, or in partnership with an urban Indian organization.

Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-18-016

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