Grants and Settlements

Grants and Settlements

DisposeRx works with many community outreach partners on grant-supported projects, many of whom receive funding resources from the opportunities listed below. We are happy to provide support to you and your organization if you need help in applying for funds.

Please reach out if you would like to discuss grants and settlements with a DisposeRx team member.

Grants

Open Opportunities

National Institutes of Health

HEALing Communities Study (HEAL) NIH Heal Initiative

Multiple funding opportunities available. Available in MA, OH, KY, and NY.

The HEALing Communities Study test the integration of prevention, overdose treatment, and medication-based treatment in select communities hard hit by the opioid crisis. This comprehensive treatment model is tested in a coordinated array of settings, including primary care, emergency departments, and other community settings and will establish best practices for integrating prevention and treatment strategies that can be replicated by communities nationwide.

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Programs (COSSAP)

Multiple funding opportunities available.

Supporting effective local, state, and tribal responses to illicit substance use and misuse in order to reduce overdose deaths, promote public safety, and support access to treatment and recovery services in the criminal justice system.

United States Department of the Treasury

American Rescue Plan Fiscal Recovery Funds

Multiple funding opportunities available.

The American Rescue Plan delivered $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to respond to the Covid-19 emergency. Funds were allocated to address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the unequal impact of the pandemic, including drug overdoses.

Please reach out if you would like to discuss grants and settlements with a DisposeRx team member.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

State Opioid Response Grants (SOR)

Available to all 50 states.

The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment using the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD) (including illicit use of prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl and fentanyl analogs). This program also supports evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery support services to address stimulant misuse and use disorders, including for cocaine and methamphetamine. These grants will be awarded to states and territories via formula.

Tribal Opioid Response Grants (TOR)

The program aims to 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 (OUD). In addition to focusing on OUD, recipients may also address stimulant misuse and use disorders, including cocaine and methamphetamine. The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for OUD and, if so desired, stimulant misuse and use disorders.

Closed Opportunities

While every grant opportunity eventually expires, they can often be reopened, extended, or revised.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF Rx)

2022

The purpose of the SPF Rx grant program is to provide resources to help prevent and address prescription drug misuse within a state or locality. The program is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of sharing medications and the risks of fake or counterfeit pills purchased over social media or other unknown sources, as well as to work with pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of overprescribing. Whether addressed at the state level or by an informed community-based organization, the SPF Rx program raises community awareness and brings prescription substance misuse prevention activities and education to schools, communities, parents, prescribers, and their patients. In addition, grant recipients are required to track reductions in opioid-related overdoses and incorporate relevant prescription and overdose data into strategic planning and future programming.

Grants to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths (PDO)

2021

The purpose of this program is to reduce the number of prescription drug/opioid overdose-related deaths and adverse events among individuals 18 years of age and older by training first responders and other key community sectors on the prevention of prescription drug/opioid overdose-related deaths and implementing secondary prevention strategies, including the purchase and distribution of naloxone to first responders.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP)

Closed

RCORP is a multi-year initiative that addresses barriers to treatment for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD). This program is open to all domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including federally recognized tribes as well as faith-based and community-based groups.

Opioid Settlement and Litigation Funds

States are beginning to receive lump sums of money as the result of independent and multi-state settlement agreements with pharmaceutical companies and others involved in the distribution and sale of prescription opioids. With broad discretion as to how these funds may be used, state legislatures are acting to coordinate and direct the uses and disbursement of settlement dollars. Most states with enacted legislation have created legislatively appointed bodies to oversee dedicated opioid abatement funds, though structures and authority over allocation varies across states.

Please reach out if you would like to discuss grants and settlements with a DisposeRx team member.

Settlement Information

Open Opportunities

Opioid Litigation Funds

Funds from opioid litigation settlements, like the $75 million awarded to Cherokee Nation by three top drug distributors, can enable investments in behavioral health and recovery resources to help tribal members impacted by the opioid crisis. $26 billion from multidistrict litigation (MDL) settlement funds will be allocated to all 50 states at the state and county levels. In addition to the MDL funds, there are two other settlements that impact multiple states:

Settlement Trackers

We have listed three opioid settlement trackers so that you can look at your individual state and determine the best way to apply for funds.

National Opioid Tracker

The National Opioid Settlement website provides state and national settlement information.

National Academy for State Health Policy

Explore an interactive the map to learn about enacted state legislation related to opioid settlement funds.

Global Settlement Tracker

The Global Settlement Tracker shows near current information regarding state settlements. (Fact checking assistance provided by Shatterproof.)

General Grant Websites

DisposeRx makes every effort to keep grant and settlement information up to date. For the absolute latest information or if you have specific questions, please consider visiting the following official grant websites.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Grants

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants and Funding

Health Resources and Services Administration Grants

Bureau of Justice Assistance Grants

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