HHS – Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning (2019)

SYNOPSIS POST DATE: November 15, 2018

APPLICATION DUE DATE: January 15, 2019


The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning. The purpose of RCORP-Planning is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder.

This notice solicits applications for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Planning (RCORP-Planning). The purpose of RCORP-Planning is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder.

The overall goal of RCORP-Planning is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities by multi-sector consortiums (as defined in the “Eligibility Information” section) planning to strengthen their organizational and infrastructural capacity to address one or more of the following focus areas at the community, county, state, and/or regional levels:

1. Prevention: reducing the occurrence of opioid use disorder among new and at-risk users, as well as fatal opioid-related overdoses, through activities such as community and provider education, and harm reduction measures including the strategic placement and use of overdose reversing devices, such as naloxone, and syringe services programs; (See page 20 for
additional information)

2. Treatment: implementing or expanding access to evidence-based practices for opioid addiction/OUD treatment, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) including developing strategies to eliminate or reduce treatment costs to uninsured and underinsured patients; and

3. Recovery: expanding peer recovery and treatment options that help people
start and stay in recovery.

RCORP-Planning will support one (1) year of planning funding. The program is part of a multi-year opioid-focused effort by HRSA that will include: improving access to and recruitment of new substance use disorder providers; building sustainable treatment resources; increasing the use of telehealth; establishing cross-sector community partnerships; implementing new models of care, including integrated behavioral health; and providing technical assistance.

Funding Title: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program

Agency Name: HRSA, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Not in the currently released version.

Target Population: Rural communities with high-risk of opioid use disorder

Expected Number of Awards: 102

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

How to Apply:   The applicant organizationis responsible for reading and complying with the instructions included in HRSA’s SF-424 Application Guide, available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply/applicationguide/sf424guide.pdf, except where instructed in this NOFO to do otherwise.

Current Closing Date for Applications: January 15, 2019

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $24,000,000

Award Ceiling: $150,000

Award Floor:   $200,000

Eligible Applicants: 

Eligible applicants include all domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit, entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations, who will serve rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder, who meet the RCORP-Planning specifications for the Applicant Organization and Consortium as described in the full solicitation.

Link to Full Announcement:


Contact Information:    

Applicants may obtain additional information regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this funding opportunity announcement by contacting:

Kiley Diop

Phone: (301) 433-6666

Applicants may need assistance when working online to submit their application forms electronically. Applicants should always obtain a case number when calling for support. For assistance with submitting the application in Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov 24 hours a day, seven days a week, excluding Federal holidays at:

Grants.gov Contact Center Telephone: 1-800-518-4726 (International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035) E-mail: support@grants.gov

Categories: Department of Health and Human Services, Government Organizations, Health, Non-profit Organizations, Rural, Subgrant Possibilities, Substance Use Disorder, Victims of Crime

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