Funding for Prevention

Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project (COIPP)

Supports efforts to address the opioid crisis in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities through locally designed prevention, treatment, recovery, and aftercare services for mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs). Aims to raise awareness and education of opioid interventions that are family-centered and culturally appropriate, create comprehensive community opioid support teams, and increase the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to meet treatment needs and reduce opioid overdose in AI/AN communities. Emphasizes approaches that promote cross-system collaboration and innovation, with a special focus on services for pregnant women and infants pre-exposed to opioids. COIPP is an initiative of IHS's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
AmeriCorps State and National Competitive Grants

Provides competitive funding to organizations that engage AmeriCorps members to build capacity, expand services, and help communities address their needs through service and volunteer activities. Focuses on the following areas: COVID-19 recovery, racial inequality, child poverty, economic opportunity, Economic Mobility Corps, education, veterans and military families, rural intermediaries, faith-based organizations, and healthy futures. Healthy futures emphasizes service projects related to substance use and prescription drug misuse through education, prevention, and recovery efforts to address the opioid crisis. Supports evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions, practices, and program models.

Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE)

Helps land-grant colleges and universities create community-based outreach and extension services to improve health and wellness in rural areas by offering reliable health, wellness, and prevention information to the public.

Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2021
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Nursing Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

Awards fellowships to ethnic/racial minority students in master's or doctoral psychiatric, mental health, or substance abuse nursing programs. Aims to increase the number of nurses and nurse practitioners providing mental health and substance use prevention and treatment services to ethnic and racial minority populations. Provides stipends, tuition assistance, and educational supports to help students complete their degrees, conduct research, build leadership and cultural competency skills, and meet the needs of the communities they serve. Fellowships are administered by the American Nurses Association (ANA) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
AmeriCorps State Formula Grants

Awards formula funding through a governor-appointed state or territory service commission to organizations that engage AmeriCorps members to build capacity, expand services, and help communities address their needs through service and volunteer activities. Focuses service projects on six areas: economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, rural intermediaries, faith-based organizations, and healthy futures. Includes service projects related to substance use and prescription drug misuse. Supports evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions, practices, and program models.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps VISTA for Individuals

Provides individuals with one-year service opportunities focused on helping local community organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies build capacity and sustainability and decrease poverty through community programs, activities, and services. Strengthens community responses to the opioid crisis by supporting evidence-based substance use and prescription drug misuse education, prevention, and recovery efforts.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)

Creates community learning centers to run after-school programs for students in high-poverty or low-performing schools. Provides academic programs to help students meet standards in core academic subjects, like math and reading, along with a variety of enrichment programs, such as drug and violence prevention programs. Funding is awarded to states, who distribute grants locally through state grant competitions.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Program

Provides students with improved access to a well-rounded education, better school conditions for student learning, and increased use of technology to raise academic achievement and digital literacy. Includes alcohol and drug education and prevention efforts as well as professional development and training for school personnel and community members to identify and address substance abuse.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
AmeriCorps VISTA for Project Sponsors Inactive

Offers organizations the opportunity to engage and sponsor AmeriCorps VISTA service members to help develop or expand community anti-poverty projects. AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to one year of full-time, volunteer service, helping to build capacity and sustainability in programs to address poverty and other issues identified by the community. Requires sponsors to operate and direct the project, recruit and supervise AmeriCorps VISTA members, and complete the necessary administrative support activities to meet the project goals. VISTA's fiscal year (FY) 2021 Healthy Futures focus area gives priority to projects that address substance use in low-income communities impacted by the opioid crisis through opioid prevention and recovery programs. VISTA FY 2021 priority populations and regions includes a focus on rural communities and Indian country.

Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Program Inactive

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older for service projects implementing evidence-based programs and models to strengthen communities. Focuses on capacity building in six focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Prioritizes funding for nine topics, including access to care for opioid abuse. Seeks to prevent or reduce prescription drug and opioid abuse through health education and increasing healthcare access. Offers seniors a variety of service activities and flexible work commitments, ranging from a few hours to a maximum of forty hours per week.

Application Deadline: Sep 3, 2020
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – Local Formula Solicitation Inactive

Provides formula grant funding to local governments to enhance the functioning of the criminal justice system, with a focus on efforts to address violent crime and serious offenders. Funds may be used for additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems to support activities that will help prevent, control, or reduce crime; enforce the criminal law; and strengthen the courts, corrections, probation, and parole authorities. Supports drug treatment, enforcement, prevention, and education programs.

Application Deadline: Aug 19, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants (Traditional DLT) Inactive

Funds telecommunication projects that support distance learning and telemedicine services to increase access to education, training, and healthcare resources for students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. Emphasizes telecommunication projects that help rural communities foster economic and community development. Works to reduce substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid misuse, in high-risk rural communities through education, treatment, and counseling programs and services.

Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning (RCORP – Planning) Inactive

Strengthens rural communities' ability to conduct planning to engage high risk populations and expand capacity for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery responses to substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural counties.

Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program - Non-Competing Continuation Inactive

Offers funds to community coalitions to continue grant activities under a previously awarded Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant. Coalitions utilize a wide-range of evidence-based prevention strategies to address local environmental factors related to substance abuse among youth age 18 or younger and seek to promote positive, sustainable, community-level change.

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program - Competing Continuation Inactive

Awards grants to reestablish or maintain strong multi-sector community coalitions that work to prevent and reduce substance use among youth age 18 or younger. Addresses local environmental factors related to youth substance abuse by implementing a wide-range of evidence-based prevention strategies.

Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2020
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program - New Inactive

Supports local efforts to prevent and reduce substance use by establishing and maintaining new multi-sector community coalitions. Utilizes a wide-range of evidence-based prevention strategies to address local environmental factors related to substance abuse among youth and promote positive, sustainable, community-level change.

Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2020
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program (COSSAP) Inactive

Aims to decrease opioid misuse and opioid-related overdose deaths by offering financial and technical assistance to state, local, and tribal government entities. Helps provide treatment and recovery services for individuals involved with the criminal justice system resulting from opioid, stimulant, or other substance use. Seeks to reduce crime impacts in rural and urban communities.

Application Deadline: Jun 5, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Implementation (RCORP – Implementation) Inactive

Provides funds to implement evidence-based or promising prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural communities. Expands access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural residents diagnosed with or at risk of OUD/SUD, their families, and others in the community.

Application Deadline: May 29, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
National Health Service Corps Rural Community Loan Repayment Program (NHSC Rural Community LRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for primary care and behavioral/mental health professionals in exchange for 3-year service obligations at NHSC-approved sites in a Primary Care and Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in rural communities. Seeks to increase the number of primary care and behavioral/mental health professionals providing opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorders (SUDs) treatment and services to patients in rural areas.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) Inactive

Makes federal funding available through two initiatives to rural school districts that may have difficulty receiving awards through competitive grants due to a lack of resources. Each initiative supports student achievement and provides not only basic school programs, such as enhancing curriculum or instruction in schools, but also a range of student support and enrichment activities and services, which may include substance abuse education and prevention programs.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (RCDI) Inactive

Provides funding to intermediary organizations that deliver financial and technical assistance to recipients to help meet the needs of their communities in eligible rural areas. Recipients use funds for projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development projects in rural communities.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2020
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grants (ROTA) Inactive

Provides funding to existing USDA Cooperative Extension grantees to develop and offer training and technical assistance for rural communities to help combat the effects of the opioid crisis and/or stimulant issues. Supports education and training on prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use disorder and works to share successful model programs.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants Inactive

Engages AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the Healthy Futures priority to reduce and prevent substance abuse and suicide. Emphasizes activities to increase protective factors that build resiliency and connectedness in individuals and communities to enhance self-esteem and cultural identity, reduce stress, and develop coping and problem-solving skills.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2020
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Inactive

Supports state and local efforts to plan, implement, and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) in order to prevent the misuse and abuse 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) and health information exchanges (HIEs).

Application Deadline: May 6, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Tribal Opioid Response Grants (TOR) Inactive

Helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities build and strengthen a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic by providing prevention, treatment, and community-based recovery support services to AI/AN individuals with, or at risk for, opioid use disorder (OUD), stimulant misuse and use disorders. Identifies and addresses gaps in services and systems of care for OUD in tribal communities, and coordinates with other federally-supported opioid response efforts to increase access to innovative and culturally responsive prevention, treatment, and recovery services for people with OUD, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Inactive

Provides funding to support prevention, intervention, and treatment programs and services to benefit youth and families impacted by opioids. Seeks to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women, parents, and youth by reducing foster system involvement and providing integrated treatment and recovery services for parents and children. Supports the juvenile and criminal justice systems working to meet the needs of children and youth impacted by opioid addiction.

Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative Inactive

Expands existing mentoring services and activities for youth ages 17 or younger at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and justice system involvement. Supports various mentoring approaches, such as one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring, provided in informal, school, or program-based settings, giving special priority to services for youth impacted by opioids. Utilizes mentoring to reduce risk factors and problem behaviors, such as poor school attendance and performance or alcohol and drug use, and works to provide young people opportunities for personal growth and development.

Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) Inactive

Funds substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services and programs for pregnant or postpartum women. Provides support services for women, children, and their families, including prenatal and postpartum healthcare, pediatric healthcare, mental health treatment, and social services to improve life outcomes. Aims to reduce substance use; improve family dynamics; and improve the overall physical, mental, and emotional wellness of women, their children, and their families.

Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) Inactive

Aims to prevent the development and progression of substance use disorder (SUD) by improving the capacity and infrastructure of communities, especially in underserved areas. Promotes strategies designed to increase access to healthcare services to reduce behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and other individuals. Utilizes data-driven approaches to identify the primary problematic substances in communities and direct efforts to prevent the misuse of these substances among youth and adults.

Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tribal Justice Systems Program - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #3 Inactive

Funds to tribes to develop, support, and improve adult tribal justice systems. Seeks to support tribal and law enforcement efforts to prevent and reduce crime, including crime related to opioids, alcohol, stimulants, and other substance use. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Tribal Youth Program (TYP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #9 Inactive

Funds tribal efforts to reduce and prevent juvenile delinquency through prevention, intervention, and treatment services to violence-exposed children. Supports interventions for court-involved tribal youth and offers substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and prevention programs. Aims to promote public safety and positive outcomes by helping the juvenile justice system respond more fairly to American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program Inactive

Aims to increase the number of primary care physicians capable and willing to provide care to rural and/or underserved communities by funding accredited residency training program improvements in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combined internal medicine and pediatrics. Works to reduce healthcare expenses, improve care quality, and increase access to healthcare by preparing and encouraging residency graduates to serve in rural and/or underserved areas.

Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Native Connections) Inactive

Aims to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian and Alaska Native youth through age 24. Develops and implements integrated mental health, trauma, and suicide and substance use prevention services and facilitates collaboration and coordination between organizations and agencies providing services to tribal youth and their families.

Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) Inactive

Offers flexible block grant funding to states, territories and freely associated states, and one tribe to design and implement activities and services to address the complex needs of individuals, families, and communities affected by substance use disorder (SUD). Funds can be used to establish statewide programs and services or to make sub-awards to local organizations to provide SUD services in their region. All activities and services must address core SABG program purposes. Supports SUD treatment, programs, and services for the following populations and services areas: pregnant women, women with dependent children, IV drug users, tuberculosis services, HIV/AIDS early intervention services, and primary prevention services.

Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
School Climate Transformation Grant – Local Educational Agency Grants (SCTG-LEA) Program Inactive

Enhances school climate, creating safer, healthier, more engaging and supportive environments for students. Supports the development and implementation of programs using evidence-based multi-tiered frameworks to improve learning conditions and behavioral outcomes and provides training and technical assistance to schools. Prioritizes local educational agencies (LEAs) in rural and tribal areas and gives competitive preference to projects that address the prevention and the impacts of opioid abuse.

Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Overdose Data to Action Inactive

Provides funding to enhance the collection and dissemination of data on overdoses, for opioids and other substances, that is accurate, complete, and timely by state and local health departments. Supports the use of surveillance data to inform prevention and response efforts to reduce overdose deaths and emergency department visits related to opioid misuse. Strengthens prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and state and local integration for overdose prevention and response efforts, and encourages relationships with providers, health systems, and insurers to improve opioid prescribing.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 1, 2019
Application Deadline: May 2, 2019
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Opioid Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants (Opioid DLT) Inactive

Funds telecommunication projects that support distance learning and telemedicine services to increase access to education, training, and healthcare resources for students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. Emphasizes telecommunication projects that address the opioid crisis to increase local capacity in opioid use prevention, treatment, and recovery by funding activities such as harm reduction strategies, overdose prevention, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and peer recovery services.

Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) Inactive

Funds to address opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs) by helping health centers employ evidence-based strategies, including prevention and treatment services as well as mental health services, to meet the needs of the population served by the health centers and expand access to services.

Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and Their Families (Youth and Family TREE) Inactive

Serves adolescents (ages 12-18) and transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) by expanding access to evidence-based early intervention, treatment, and recovery support services. Involves family members/primary caregivers in the treatment and recovery process, and focuses on reducing health disparities among underserved female and racial/ethnic minority populations.

Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2018
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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 (Dental 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 two clinical priority areas: opioid use disorder (OUD) through safe and effective pain management and identification and treatment of substance abuse, and common risk factors for childhood obesity and dental caries.

Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2018
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Community-Based Coalition Enhancement Grants to Address Local Drug Crises (CARA Local Drug Crises Grants) Inactive

Provides funding to enhance established community-based coalitions working to address the abuse 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: Jan 29, 2018
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Targeted Capacity Expansion - HIV Program: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV: High Risk Populations) Inactive

Focuses on increasing access to and involvement with care and services for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) who are HIV positive or at risk for HIV. Helps connect these individuals to SUD/COD treatments, HIV care and treatment, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing and vaccinations, as well as recovery and community support services to help retain clients in care with the overall goal of reducing health disparities among the target populations.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants (Opioid STR) Inactive

Offers formula grants to states and territories to help develop and expand prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD). Seeks to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of treatment and services for individuals with OUD, and lower unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose related deaths.

Application Deadline: Feb 17, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) Inactive

Supports community-driven efforts to address substance use and suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations by providing evidence-based, culturally-appropriate prevention and treatment resources and models. Funds proposals under one of four program purpose areas that focus on SASP goals, including: strengthening community and organizational needs assessment and strategic planning; suicide prevention and intervention; substance use prevention, treatment, and aftercare; and generation indigenous initiative support. SASP is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2015
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)