Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Funding Available!

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) – Overdose Response will be making approximately 40 awards of up to $300,000 each to address immediate overdose needs in rural communities. This one-year program will support activities that address the rural communities’ most immediate needs related to the drug overdose crisis. HRSA intends for the RCORP to address improved access to, capacity for, and sustainability of rural substance use disorder (SUD) services.

The RCORP will focus on the following, but not limited to:

  • Purchasing and distributing naloxone, fentanyl test strips, or other relevant supplies within the target rural service area
  • Enhancing capacity to provide mobile crisis intervention services for individuals with SUD in the target rural service area
  • Offering certification, formalized training, programs, and/or professional mentorship opportunities to enhance providers’ ability to care for individuals with SUD

Delivery of all services supported by the RCORP-Overdose Response program must exclusively occur in HRSA-designated rural counties and rural census tracts, as defined by the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer: Click here

HRSA will hold a technical assistance webinar for applicants on November 10, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. EST. See page iii of the NOFO for information on how to access the webinar: Click her for more informationApplication Deadline:  January 19, 2023

Review the Grant Opportunity at: HRSA-23-038