Funder: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Deadline: 05/17/2021

Award Details: The purpose of this program is to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) for emergency reversal 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 devices approved or cleared under the FD&C Act for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose. Recipients will also establish processes, protocols, mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery support services, and safety around fentanyl, carfentanil, and other dangerous licit and illicit drugs.

Number of Awards: 15-20 awards, funded at $250,000 – $800,000 total each, over 4 years, with no match. Of the $7,900,000 total funding, approximately $4.5M is for recipients serving rural communities with high rates of opioid abuse. States: up to $800,000 per year. Local Governmental Entities: up to $500,000 per year. Tribes/Tribal Organizations: up to $250,000 per year.

Target Population: Applicants proposing to serve rural communities, must be able to identify a catchment area that:

1. Is a specific geographically defined area not located in metropolitan statistical areas (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget); and

2. Has been disproportionately impacted by opioid abuse as evidenced by high rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and other opioids.

All applicants must complete the Statement of Assurance in Appendix C specifying whether the project will be implemented in a community not located in a metropolitan statistical area and whether this is a community of high need. The Statement of Assurance should be included in Attachment 5.

No less than 20 percent of grant funds will be awarded to eligible entities that are not located in metropolitan statistical areas. The unique needs of rural communities will be taken into account, including communities with an incidence of individuals with opioid use disorder that is above the national average and communities with a shortage of prevention and treatment services.

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants are:

  • 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.

The eligibility for this grant program is statutorily defined in Section 546 of the Public Health Service Act.

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of AI/ANs which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body, or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of AI/ANs in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.

Urban Indian Organization (UIO) (as identified by the Indian Health Service Office of Urban Indian Health Programs through active Title V grants/contracts) means a non-profit corporate body situated in an urban center governed by an urban Indian-controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Individuals and groups, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 503(a) of 25 U .S.C. § 1603. UIOs are not tribes or tribal governments and do not have the same consultation rights or trust relationship with the federal government.

FR-CARA grant recipients who received their initial funding in 2018 under the FR-CARA FOA (SP-17-005) are not eligible to apply.

FR-CARA grant recipients who received their initial funding in 2019 or 2020 under the FR-CARA FOA (TI-19-004) are not eligible to apply.



Link to RFP: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-21-009