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Grants to Iowa County Agencies to Enhance Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs

County Substance Abuse Programs


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Funding Source
Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Division of Behavioral Health
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Geographic Focus
USA: Iowa

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/27/23 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Iowa county boards of supervisors for county-run substance abuse programs. Funding is intended to increase or improve education, prevention, referral, and post-treatment services. The purpose of the program is to reduce rates of substance abuse and misuse.

The Applicant’s substance abuse program may expand or enhance:

  • Substance Abuse Education services;
  • Substance Abuse Prevention services;
  • Substance Abuse Referral services; and/or
  • Substance Abuse Post-treatment services.

For more information on eligible projects, see the following link:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Local Boards of Supervisors (BOS) are and will be the only entity eligible to apply for and serve as the contractor for the County Substance Abuse Program contract. BOS through Local Boards of Health (LBOH) have jurisdiction over public health matters in their designated geographic area. A Local Public Health Agency may not apply in response to this posting. All Iowa counties are eligible.

Equipment may not be purchased with these funds.

These funds may not be used for:
- Any salary in excess of Level 1 of the federal senior executive service pay scale
- Directly funding or expanding direct provision of substance misuse treatment programs
- Fentanyl test strips
- Food and beverages
- Incentives (Cash incentives or gifts for program participation) or gift cards
- Implementing or expansion of drug “take back” programs or other drug disposal programs (e.g. drop boxes or disposal bags)
- Land or construction of building or improvements thereon
- Marijuana or any marijuana product
- Naloxone
- Out of state travel unless stated or approved by the Department
- Paraphernalia, concealment or other times to support concealment-type activities (e.g. mock rooms)
- Promotional or giveaway items such as t-shirts, magnets, pencils/pens, toys, banners, etc.
- Providing financial assistance to any entity other than a public or nonprofit entity
- Providing individuals with hypodermic needles or syringes
- Satisfying the requirement for expenditures of non-Federal funds as condition for the receipt of Federal funds
- Services that support mental health promotion and mental disorder prevention strategies
- Subscriptions, dues, or certification costs unless approved by the Department
- Vehicle rentals

Pre-Application Information
- Application Guidance and Supporting Documents Issued: March 28, 2023
- Technical Assistance: During Posting period of the Funding Opportunity
- Application Due Date: April 27, 2023

Applications must be submitted by (or before) 4:00 p.m. (local Iowa time) on April 27, 2023 in the Electronic Grant Management System.

Funding requirements include a 3:1 match (three parts county funds to one part Department funds).

Estimated Size of Grant
A Board of Supervisors (BOS) may apply for up to $10,000.

The applicant will identify at least one goal if requesting less than $5,000 and at least two goals for applicants requesting more than $5,000.

Term of Contract
July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

Contact Information
Apply online:

Michael Drottz
Phone: 5153802965 x

Contractors are encouraged to contact Chandra Jennings at with questions about the Application prior to submission by the required deadline.

For assistance regarding, please contact the IDPH Helpdesk at or by calling 1-866-520-8987.

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