Rural Communities Opioid Response-Planning Program

06/15/18  Portland, Ore.

Deadline: July 30, 2018

What the Funding Will Do

Through its parent agency, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will make awards of up to $200,000 each to support one year of community-level planning for prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder in approximately 75 high-risk rural communities. Successful awardees will partner with at least three other separately-owned entities and develop plans to implement opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery interventions. This program is part of a multi-year, $130 million opioid-focused effort by HRSA. In FY 2019 and beyond, there will be additional funds available to provide continued support, including additional grants and National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program awards.

Read HRSA’s Press Release


Eligible applicants include domestic public or private entities, nonprofit and for-profit, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations. All services must be provided in HRSA-designated rural areas. See Section III - Eligibility Information in the Notice of Funding Opportunity for more details on eligibility and consortium specifications.

How to Apply

The Notice of Funding Opportunity is available on 

It’s important to know that you cannot apply for a HRSA grant until three registrations are completed:

  1. DUNS Number (What is DUNS?)
  2. System for Awards Management (What is SAM?)

More information about the registration process can be found on the Grants section of HRSA’s website.

FORHP will hold an hour-long webinar for applicants on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm ET. A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend. To get the dial-in and other information about this funding opportunity, write to .

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