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State Opioid Response (SOR) - Community Innovation Grants for Treatment Access and Retention

Grants to West Virginia Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies to
Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Services

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West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) - Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF)

Deadline Date:

02/11/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to West Virginia nonprofits, for-profit agencies, and public agencies for programs that address opioid use disorder. Funding is intended to expand and increase access to evidence-based treatment services. Emphasis will be placed on priority, high-risk populations including people who inject drugs (PWID); individuals reentering the community from incarceration; pregnant, postpartum, and parenting women (PPW); lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) individuals; and military veterans.

SOR aims to address the opioid crisis and prevent opioid use disorder (OUD) deaths by:

- Increasing access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) 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 OUD (including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicit fentanyl and fentanyl analogs).

The specific purpose of this AFA is to increase access to, expansion of, and retention in evidence- based treatment for individuals with OUD within the state. Priority consideration will be given to proposals that reduce barriers to treatment by 1) expanding MAT services to individuals in underserved areas and areas experiencing significant opioid overdose deaths (rate greater than 25 persons per 100,000); 2) increasing coordination among OUD early intervention, treatment and recovery resources; and 3) increasing capacity for immediate access to evidence-based treatment. A separate AFA focused on recovery and peer services will also be released; however, connecting recovery resources to treatment services is viewed favorably in this AFA, particularly as it relates to how it improves seamlessness of experience of treatment care for individuals with OUD.

For program details and background, see the RFP:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183997

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are anticipated to range between $250,000 - $500,000 per award.

Term of Contract:

Funding for this AFA is anticipated to be one-time funding. Each application must explain in detail how the initiative will be sustained after these funds are expended.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

BBH is soliciting applications from public or private, not-for-profit or for-profit agencies with experience serving individuals experiencing mental health conditions, substance use disorders(SUD), and/or specifically opioid use disorder (OUD); experience delivering OUD treatment services; experience partnering with local and regional OUD/SUD early intervention, treatment and recovery providers; experience billing or ability to work towards billing Medicaid and other third-party insurers for treatment services; and experience reporting or ability to meet rigorous data reporting requirements.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:

- Date of Release: January 8, 2019
- Technical Assistance Call or Informational Meeting: To be posted on BBH Website
- Application Deadline: February 11, 2019 5:00 pm
- Funding Announcement(s) To Be Made: To be posted on BBH Website

Contact Information:

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

Responses must be submitted electronically via email to with “Proposal for Funding” in the subject line.

To request additional Technical Assistance, forward all inquiries via email to the above address and include “Proposal Technical Assistance” in the subject line.

Funding or Pin Number:

AFA 1-2019-SA

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia