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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (RCORP – NAS)
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2023
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Provides funding to rural communities to reduce the incidence and impact of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) among pregnant women, mothers, and women of childbearing age with a history of or who are at risk for opioid use disorder (OUD) and/or other substance use disorders (SUDs). Aims to improve systems of care, family supports, and social determinants of health (SDOH) for at risk women, their children, families, and caregivers in underserved rural areas by implementing evidence-based strategies that increase access to OUD/SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Recipients will form diverse consortia to address the following goals in HRSA-designated rural service areas:
- Reduce structural and system barriers, including
transportation, workforce, and reimbursement issues, to:
- Increase access to behavioral healthcare, including SUD and OUD services for rural pregnant and postpartum persons and their families
- Address community risk factors and SDOH
- Increase the quality and sustainability of behavioral healthcare services for rural pregnant and postpartum persons and their families by implementing coordinated, evidence-based, trauma-informed, family-centered SUD/OUD and other services
All service delivery sites must be physically located in Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA)-designated rural counties or rural census tracts in partially rural counties. Applicants can determine whether a specific area is designated as rural by using the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer.
Amount of Funding
Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 40
Estimated total program funding: $20,000,000
Who Can Apply
Domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including accredited academic institutions, faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.
Eligible applicants must be part of a consortium of at least 4 or more separately owned entities representing a diverse sectors relevant to behavioral and maternal healthcare. At least 50% of consortium members involved in the proposed project must be located in HRSA-designated rural areas, as defined by the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer.
Consortium members should come from multiple sectors and disciplines that can include but are not limited to:
- Child welfare agencies
- Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) providers
- State Medicaid agency
- Criminal justice system
- Primary care providers, including pediatric and family medicine practices
Applicants are strongly encouraged to include rural populations that have historically suffered from poorer health outcomes, health disparities, and other inequities when compared the population as a whole. RCORP – NAS seeks to benefit individuals with SUD/OUD within the target rural service area who are at risk of becoming pregnant, are currently pregnant, and/or have recently given birth, as their families.
What This Program Funds
Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers
Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.
For programmatic or technical
For grants management or budget
Past awards communities received in fiscal year 2023 can be found on the program website.
Rural communities who have received funding include:
- St. Johns River Rural Health Network, Inc. in Palatka, Florida
- Southern Healthcare Collaboration, Inc. in Baxley, Georgia
- Arukah Institute of Healing Inc. in Princeton, Illinois
- Kentucky River Community Care Inc. in Hazard, Kentucky
- Luce Mackinac Health Department in Newberry, Michigan
Topics This Program Addresses
Community Planning and Coalition Building • Healthcare Workforce • Opioids • Parents, Families, and Children • Prevention • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology • Treatment • Women