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Grants to New York Nonprofits for Regional
Partnerships to Prevent Substance Abuse

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New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

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10/31/16 5:00 PM


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Grants to New York nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations to support regional coalitions and partnerships that coordinate resources to prevent and treat substance abuse. Questions will be accepted through September 20. Funding is available to support existing coalitions and partnerships, or develop new coalitions and partnerships.

Awards resulting from this procurement are to support or establish community coalitions and partnerships designed to help coordinate community resources to address substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts, respond to community-specific concerns, and increase cross-sector collaboration on the prevention, treatment and recovery of substance use disorders.

Up to $100,000 is currently available annually to support a coalition(s) in each of the 10 New York State Economic Development Zones for a total of $1M annually. This amount may increase or decrease based on future appropriations.

Core Objectives:

1) Develop a regional coalition that cuts across county lines representing a diverse group of stakeholders, including but not limited to parents and families, individuals living in recovery, both individuals with the disease of addiction and also family members and loved ones, prevention, treatment, and recovery providers, educators, faith-based, healthcare providers, judicial, law enforcement, state agencies, local leaders, business and media. This list shall include people of all ages, including youth.

2) Demonstrate a partnership relationship with various stakeholders and show linkages with an OASAS prevention provider. The coalition shall develop a resource list (to be updated regularly) and distributed to coalition stakeholders. It is strongly suggested to include this list on various websites.

The list should include:

-All local/regional prevention providers, OASAS local/regional treatment providers and local/regional recovery resources which shall include mutual help organizations including but not limited to 12-step, faith-based, and secular for people with addiction including those who may take medication to support their recovery and family members/loved ones;

Resources to connect individuals to local or regional Medication Supported Recovery or Medication Assisted Treatment programs;

-Resources focused on local or regional family support;

-Local or regional family navigator information;

-Local or regional peer support services and/or peer advocacy services;

-Local or regional training such as Peer Advocacy trainings and Naloxone Overdose Prevention trainings, and; the appropriate local or regional information related to substance abuse treatment, prevention and recovery needs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176060

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are existing not-for-profit community coalitions or not-for-profit agencies that have experience in coalition building.

If the coalition does not have 501(c)3 status or does not have an established fiscal agent with 501(c)3 status, an NYS OASAS-funded provider must be a part of the coalition and act as the fiscal agent for the community coalition.

Proprietary entities are not eligible.

Applicants are advised that only those programs with a valid OASAS operating certificate at the time of contract award will be eligible for funding through this RFA.

Pre-Application Information:

Written questions from potential applicants received via email will be accepted through September 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. All inquiries must be directed to, with the Subject: “RFA 16101 Community Coalitions”.

To the degree possible, each inquiry should cite the RFA section and paragraph to which it refers. Inquiries may be submitted at any time prior to the deadline. Written responses to inquiries submitted by the deadline date will be posted to the OASAS website on or about October 10, 2016.

Applications are due by October 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Karen C. Stackrow

New York State
Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
1450 Western Avenue, 5th Floor
Albany, New York 12203-3526

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA # 16101

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York