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Medication-Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA)


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Application Deadline: Apr 27, 2021

Sponsoring Organization

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Offers funding to states, nonprofits, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, and tribal organizations to expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). The desired program outcomes are to increase the number of individuals with OUD receiving MAT and decrease illicit opioid drug use and prescription opioid misuse at six-month follow-up.

Proposals must implement the following required activities:

  • Provide MAT using at least one of the medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the maintenance treatment of OUD in combination with comprehensive OUD psychosocial services. These include but are not limited to: counseling, behavioral therapies, Recovery Support Services (RSS), and other clinically appropriate services.
  • Conduct an appropriate clinical assessment to determine patients meeting the diagnostic criteria for OUD relative to MAT, including determination of opioid dependence, a history of opioid dependence, or high risk of relapse.
  • Check the state, county, or local Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), where available, for each new patient admission in compliance with any relevant state rules or regulations.
  • Conduct screening and assessment for co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and the delivery or coordination of any services determined to be necessary for the individual patient to achieve and sustain recovery.
  • Establish and implement a plan to mitigate the risk of diversion of methadone or buprenorphine and ensure the appropriate use/dose of medication by patients.
  • Develop outreach and engagement strategies to increase participation in, and access to, MAT for diverse populations at risk for OUD.
  • Ensure all applicable practitioners working on the grant-funded project obtain a DATA waiver.
  • Build funding mechanisms and service delivery models with rural and resource-limited counties and municipalities, organizations such as health plans, integrated health systems, universities, hospitals, including emergency departments, clinics, community based organizations, law enforcement, community recovery organizations, faith-based organizations, and/or other local coalitions in order to provide a robust suite of treatment and recovery support services that effectively identify, engage, and retain individuals in OUD treatment and facilitate long-term recovery.
  • Use telehealth services, or other innovative interventions, to reach, engage, and retain clients in treatment.
  • Provide RSS, including peer recovery support services, designed to improve access to and retention in MAT and facilitate long-term recovery.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling:

  • $1,000,000 per year for states
  • $525,000 per year for all other eligible applicants

Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 89 - 135
Estimated total program funding: $71,322,952

At least $11,000,000 will be awarded to federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants are domestic public or private nonprofit entities, including:

  • States
  • Territories
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes
  • Tribal organizations
  • Other public or nonprofit entities

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.


For program issues:
Fred Bamfo

For questions on grants management and budget issues:
Corey Sullivan

For grant review process and application status questions:
Toni Davidson

Rural Awards

Past awards communities have received are described on the program website.

One rural community who received funding is Mountain Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, which will operate the Big Sandy MAT Program. The program will expand access to MAT and psychosocial support services to 300 individuals living in 5 rural counties in eastern Kentucky and the central Appalachian region.

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Opioids • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology • Treatment