New Grant Opportunities Address Opioid Crisis (SAMHSA)

New Grant Opportunities

HHS Announces Over $70 Million in Grants To Address the Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA is accepting applications for over $70 million in grants over multiple years to help communities and healthcare providers prevent opioid overdose deaths and provide treatment for opioid use disorder.

Administered through SAMHSA, these funds will be made available through the following three grants:

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment and Prescription Drugs Opioid Addiction: Up to $28 million to five grantees to increase access of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. MAT combines behavioral therapy and FDA-approved medication.
  • First Responders: Up to $41.7 million over four years to approximately 30 grantees to train and provide resources for first responders and members of other key community sectors on carrying and administering an FDA-approved product for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.
  • Improving Access to Overdose Treatment: Up to $1 million over five years to one grantee to expand availability to overdose reversal medications in healthcare settings and to establish protocols to connect patients who have experienced a drug overdose with appropriate treatment.

Applications for these three grants are due Monday, July 31, 2017.

Learn More About These Grant Opportunities

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