Federal Grants Available to Help Expand Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Federal health authorities have opened up applications for more than $25 million in grants to expand access to medication-assisted treatment and prevent prescription drug misuse.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is distributing most of the funding – $22.6 million – through the Medication-Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction program.

The program is designed to help expand and enhance access to medications that can treat opioid use disorder. Up to 30 grantees will receive slices of the funding (up to $750,000 per grantee per year) over a period of up to five years. At least $11 million will go to “Native American tribes, tribal organizations, or consortia.” The deadline for applying is Friday, April 29.

The remaining $3 million in grant funding will go toward the Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs program, which “will raise awareness about the dangers of sharing medications, fake or counterfeit pills sold online, and overprescribing.” Six grantees will receive up to $500,000 per year over a maximum of five years. The purpose of the program is to “provide resources to help prevent and address prescription drug misuse within a state or locality.” Applications for this program are due by Monday, April 25.

Both grant programs say they are open to applications from “domestic public and private nonprofit entities.”

Last Updated On

April 04, 2022

Originally Published On

April 04, 2022

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