OASAS State Opioid Response Network Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery to Address Opioid Use Disorder and Stimulant Use Disorder in New York State

Funder: New York State

Deadline: 01/04/2021

Award Details: NYS OASAS through its fiscal agent, the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene (RFMH), will issue at least one award per New York City borough, one each in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and as many additional awards as needed to demonstrate the use of SOR funding in every county throughout the rest of state. The dollar amount available is calculated per county based on population size and per capita basis. Each application can request funding up to the amount available within the counties identified as included in the regional network.

Number of Awards: see FOA for full details

Target Population: The New York State (NYS) Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), through its fiscal agent, the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH), is a recipient of the 2020 State Opioid Response Grant (SOR) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The SOR grant aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication- assisted treatment (MAT) using the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, reducing opioid overdose-related deaths, and providing a comprehensive continuum of treatment, prevention, and recovery services to reduce the prevalence, incidence, and consequences associated with opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use disorder. This opportunity supports the development and reinforcement of regional networks of care that include prevention, treatment, and recovery services operating in collaboration with other systems of care to ensure comprehensive services in all areas of the state. Key to this approach is representation from the full array of service provision within the OASAS system and leveraging existing resources developed through the previous State Targeted Response (STR), SOR, and other NYS initiatives in response to identified gaps in services.


An application will be submitted by an OASAS-certified or funded provider as the lead representative for the Network of prevention, treatment, and recovery providers serving the identified region or NYC borough. The eligible applicant is the Network of providers represented in the application but submitted by one member on behalf of the Network. The Network must identify a lead management team that includes at least one representative from each service type: community-based prevention, treatment services, and recovery. Each will be a full partner in developing the application and will attest that they are in full agreement with the application, the budgets included for each provider seeking funding, and the distribution of resources. The lead management team will take responsibility for organizing and submitting the application for the region but will not oversee other providers or hold fiduciary responsibilities outside of managing their respective, individual contracts with RFMH. The Network of providers included in the application must demonstrate how through cooperative agreement(s) they will meet the needs of the region in response to the need assessment and the health disparity impact statement. Each applicant must include OASAS certified-and-funded providers that represent the full continuum of substance use prevention services, including community coalitions, the full continuum of treatment levels of care [outpatient, OTP, Residential Stabilization, Residential Rehabilitation, Residential Reintegration, crisis and inpatient rehab (including OASAS ATCs)], and recovery supports including recovery centers and/or youth clubhouses.

Link to RFP: https://oasas.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/11/sor2-rfa.pdf