$35M in Tribal Opioid Response Grants via SAMHSA
Tribal governments can access SAMHSA funds to build prevention, treatment and community-based recovery support services for opioid use disorder.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Tribal Opioid Response grants to help address the opioid crisis in tribal communities.
By increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, SAMHSA aims to reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths.
Tribes will use the results of a current needs assessment if available, or carry out a strategic planning process to conduct needs and capacity assessments, to identify gaps and resources needed to:
- Expand access to treatment and recovery support services
- Advance substance misuse prevention in coordination with other federally-supported efforts
Accepted applicants will seek to improve retention in care using a chronic care model or other innovative model.
Applications are due August 6, 2019.