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Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grants (ROTA)


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Application Deadline: May 8, 2020


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Provides funds to existing USDA Cooperative Extension grantees to develop and share training and technical assistance for rural communities to address opioid use and stimulant issues in their communities. Works to identify model programs and develop high-quality training materials on the prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) and/or stimulant use disorder.

Required project activities include:

  • Building on the work of the Cooperative Extension Services project to offer expanded evidence-based training for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of OUD or stimulant use
  • Determining local Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response (SOR) or Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) providers to incorporate these organizations in any technical assistance (TA) distribution plans
  • Offering current information and resources on the prevention and treatment of opioid/stimulant use that is both accessible to and easily understood by the general public
  • Supplying publicly available online training and educational materials on opioid/stimulant misuse
  • Providing connections to SAMHSA's SOR TA teams when appropriate

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $550,000 per year
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $3,000,000

Who Can Apply

Existing USDA Cooperative Extension grantees are eligible to apply.

Rural Opioids Technical Assistance (ROTA) grantees that received an award in fiscal year (FY) 2019 under announcement TI-19-10 are not eligible to apply for this program.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information are available in the funding announcement.


For programmatic questions:
Humberto Carvalho

For grants management or budget questions:
Corey Sullivan

For grant review process and application status questions:
Cynthia Riddick

Rural Awards

Rural specific past awards are described on the program website.

Topics This Program Addresses

Health Education for Community and Patients • Methamphetamine • Opioids • Prevention • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment