HHS – Opioid Family Support Program *Forecast* (Nov. 2019)

This is a forecasted opportunity. It is estimated to post on November 4, 2019 and be due on February 3, 2020.

“The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand behavioral health-related paraprofessionals’ knowledge, skills, and expertise to work as part of an integrated, interprofessional team in a high need and high demand area to support children whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorders (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD), as well as their family members who are in guardianship roles.”

Helpful resources

  • Learn how civil legal aid helps those affected by the opioid crisis in a co-branded NLADA and Justice in Government Project factsheet. On the last page are four examples of partnerships that are currently serving individuals affected by the opioid crisis.
  • The NLADA recently presented at a national conference on how legal aid can help individuals affected by substance use disorders. We also heard from two states on what they’re doing to address the opioid crisis. Access that presentation here.
  • What is a forecasted grant? Some agencies, like HHS, make it easy to learn about “forecasted” grants, or potential funding opportunities. Grant-making agencies, pending budgetary and discretionary spending approvals and federal agency program decisions, often offer previews of their planned funding opportunities. For more information on forecasted grants, contact resourcedesk@nlada.org

Grant information

Funding Title: Opioid Family Support Program (OFSP)

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-20-014

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Legal services are not listed, but it is likely that legal service providers working with children impacted by opioid use disorders and substance use disorders could be part of interprofessional teams. Check back in November when the grant is projected to post for more information.

Target Population: Children whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorders and other substance use disorders and their guardians

Expected Number of Awards: 25

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $16,500,000

Award Ceiling & Floor: Not listed

How to Apply: Check back in November when the opportunity is posted.

Current Closing Date for Applications: it is estimated to be due on February 3, 2020 and be posted on November 4, 2019.

Eligible Applicants: Not yet listed, check back in November for more information.

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link

Contact Information: Contact Andrea L. Knox at HRSA, (301) 443-4170, AKnox@hrsa.gov for more information

Categories: Children, Department of Health and Human Services, Health, Subgrant Possibilities, Substance Use Disorder

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