HHS – RCORP Planning *Forecast* (2020)

This is a forecasted opportunity. It is estimated to post on April 7, 2020 and be due on June 7, 2020.

The purpose of Rural Communities Opioid Response Program- Planning is to strengthen and expand the capacity of rural communities to engage high-risk populations and provide SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services. The funds will support 18-months of planning activities, and the full $200,000 award amount will be provided at the beginning of the project period. For the purposes of this grant, planning activities are those that prepare a community to provide direct prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Direct services may not be provided using grant funds.

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.

Grant information

Funding Title: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program- Planning

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

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-20-109

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: While this grant forecast does not explicitly list legal services in the description, based on last year’s planning and implementation RFPs, legal services may be included.

For example, last year, RCORP – Implementation had express language for legal services. Page 8 of the Notice of Funding Opportunity contains a list of “Recovery Core Activities,” which explicitly includes “legal aid.” Beyond the explicit mention of legal aid in that section, the Notice also contains a list of “Additional Resources,” which includes LSC (page 34) and Medical Legal Partnerships (page 35).

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

Expected Number of Awards: 50

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000

Award Amount: $200,000

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

Current Closing Date for Applications: It is estimated to be due on June 7, 2020.

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

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link

Contact Information: Contact Sarah O’Donnell, (301) 443-0298, sodonnell@hrsa.gov for more information



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

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