Funding for Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing

State Opioid Response Grants (SOR)

Offers formula grants to states to help develop and expand prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use. Seeks to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of treatment and services for individuals with OUD, including access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for the treatment of OUD.

Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Inactive

Supports state, local, and tribal efforts to plan, implement, and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) in order to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs, such as opioids. Strengthens the ability of law enforcement and public health agencies to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data and to track prescribing across providers and states by integrating PDMPs with electronic health records (EHRs), pharmacy dispensing software (PDS) systems, health information exchanges (HIEs), and other healthcare facilities and systems. Promotes the development of innovative, evidence-based PDMP strategies, and multistate projects that can serve as models for other states.

Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Overdose Data to Action in States Inactive

Provides funding to enhance the ability of state health departments to track and prevent nonfatal and fatal overdoses and identify emerging drug threats by supporting surveillance and prevention strategies designed to reduce overdose morbidity and mortality. Emphasizes activities focused on opioid, stimulants, and polysubstance use and works to address health inequities and increase access to care and services for populations at high-risk for overdose, including rural communities and tribal populations.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 27, 2023
Application Deadline: May 8, 2023
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Overdose Data to Action: Limiting Overdose through Collaborative Actions in Localities (OD2A: LOCAL) Inactive

Provides funding for local health departments, special district health departments, and territorial governments to implement data-based surveillance and prevention strategies to reduce overdose morbidity and mortality in communities. Emphasized activities focused on opioids and stimulants. Seeks to address health inequities and increase access to care for populations at high-risk for overdose, including rural communities and tribal populations.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 6, 2023
Application Deadline: May 8, 2023
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program Inactive

Offers funding, based on a formula, to eligible institutions that then distribute funds to full-time nurse anesthetist trainees to help cover required education costs and living expenses. Seeks to increase the number of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) practicing in rural, urban, and tribal underserved areas.

Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Inactive

Funds for states to develop and implement programs to address the oral health workforce needs in Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), including those in rural communities. Supports new ideas, methods, and/or approaches to increase access to oral health services. Allows states to design programs to address opioid use disorder (OUD) by improving pain management practices, treatments, and recovery support services. Helps states become better prepared for future public health emergencies by evaluating and responding to the impact of COVID-19 on oral health workforce.

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Local Drug Crises Grants Inactive

Provides funding to enhance established community-based coalitions working to address the use and misuse of opioids, methamphetamines, and prescription medications among youth ages 12-18. Strengthens cooperation between leaders, groups, organizations, and agencies across the community to implement strategies and services that help identify at-risk youth, reduce substance use, and create safer and healthier communities.

Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Addressing Substance Use Disorders in America's Jails: Clinical Guidelines for Withdrawal Management Inactive

Provides funds to develop a set of clinical guidelines and protocols for the medical management of substance withdrawal in jails. Guides jail administrators, correctional officers, and jail-based clinicians in enacting policies and procedures to safely address issues related to substance withdrawal among the adult detainee population. Focuses on challenges such as rapid withdrawal from opioids, benzodiazepines, methamphetamines, and other substances; risk screening for opioid withdrawal-related suicide; medication maintenance for entering detainees; transitioning to buprenorphine treatment or detoxification; standards for dosage and administration of agonist medication, and other aspects of jail-based withdrawal management. Creates withdrawal guidelines and protocols informed by the best evidence-based clinical practices that are also responsive to the unique needs and challenges of providing care in a jail-based setting.

Application Deadline: Oct 28, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Inactive

Funds for rural communities to prevent and reduce opioid overdose deaths among individuals who come into contact with law enforcement or are involved with the criminal justice system in high-risk rural communities and regions. Strengthens activities related to strategic planning, cross-sector collaboration, data collection, opioid prescribing, overdose prevention, linkage to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, and peer recovery support services.

Application Deadline: Jul 26, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State Justice Institute (SJI)