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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) - Implementation

Grants to USA Nonprofits and For-Profits to
Reduce Substance Abuse in Rural Regions

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

Conf. Date:

01/26/21

Deadline Date:

03/17/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit and for-profit entities, including community, tribal, and faith-based organizations, for programs to reduce substance abuse in rural counties. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. All activities supported by RCORP-Implementation must exclusively occur in HRSA-designated rural counties or rural census tracts in urban counties.

RCORP is a multi-year initiative by HRSA aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in high-risk rural communities. This funding opportunity, RCORPImplementation, will advance RCORP’s overall goal by strengthening and expanding SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services to enhance rural residents’ ability to access treatment and move towards recovery.

Given the complex and multifaceted nature of SUD/OUD, as well as the need to secure community buy-in and generate adequate patient volume to sustain services, HRSA requires that applicants be part of broad, multi-sectoral consortia. For the purposes of RCORP-Implementation, a consortium is an organizational arrangement among four or more separately owned domestic public or private entities, including the applicant organization, with established working relationships. 

The target population for this grant are: 1) individuals who are at risk for, have been diagnosed with, and/or are in treatment and/or recovery for OUD; 2) their families and/or caregivers; and 3) other community members who reside in HRSA-designated rural areas, as defined by the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer. The primary focus of the grant is OUD. However, recognizing that many individuals with OUD are polysubstance users, or have other co-occurring conditions, consortia may address other SUD-related needs of this population. 

RCORP-Implementation award recipients are expected to work closely with a HRSA-funded technical assistance (TA) provider throughout the three-year period of performance. 

In support of RCORP’s goal, and in alignment with the HHS Five-Point Strategy, over the course of the three-year period of performance, consortia must implement all core/required SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. For more information on core activities, see pages 8-9 of the NOFO document in Supporting Documents below. 

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC): A part of this initiative, the NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program (LRP) will recruit and retain medical, nursing, and behavioral/mental health clinicians with specific training and credentials, and are part of an integrated care team, providing evidence-based SUD treatment and counseling in eligible communities of need, designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). For more information, see Appendix A (page 49) of the NOFO document. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184800

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$78,000,000

Number of Grants:

78

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance: September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2024 (3 years)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All domestic public and private entities, nonprofit and for-profit, are eligible to apply. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations and organizations based in the territories and freely associated states are also eligible to apply.

In addition to the 50 U.S. states, only organizations in the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated State of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau may apply. If you are located outside the 50 states, you must still meet the eligibility requirements.

The applicant organization may be located in an urban or rural area and should have the staffing and infrastructure necessary to oversee program activities, serve as the fiscal agent for the award, and ensure that local control for the award is vested in the targeted rural communities.

You cannot use funds under this notice for the following purposes:
- To acquire real property;
- To purchase syringes;
- For construction; and
- To pay for any equipment costs not directly related to the purposes for which this
grant is awarded.

Pre-proposal Conference:

HRSA has scheduled the following technical assistance:

Webinar
Day and Date: Thursday, January 26, 2021
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. ET
Call-In Number: 1-800-369-1956
Participant Code: 9970670

Weblink:
https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/fy21_rcorp_implementation_applicant_ta_webinar/

NOTE: A Frequently Asked Questions Document will be available for applicants after the conclusion of the TA webinar.

Pre-Application Information:

The due date for applications under this NOFO is March 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. HRSA suggests submitting applications to Grants.gov at least 3 calendar days before the deadline to allow for any unforeseen circumstances.

Ensure your SAM.gov and Grants.gov registrations and passwords are current immediately! HRSA will not approve deadline extensions for lack of registration. Registration in all systems, including SAM.gov and Grants.gov, may take up to 1 month to complete.

The Grants.gov registration process requires information in three separate systems:
• Dun and Bradstreet (http://www.dnb.com/duns-number.html)
• System for Award Management (SAM) (https://www.sam.gov)
• Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/)

FAQs: https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/rcorp/implementation/faqs

How to apply: https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply-for-a-grant

View the February Technical Assistance Webinar recording: https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/pfdd0y841wrg/

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328967

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

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

Lea Carroll
Public Health Analyst, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Telephone: (301) 443-3799
Email: ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov for program specific questions.

You may request additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business,
administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:
Benoit M. Mirindi, PhD, MPH, MPA.
Senior Public Health Analyst
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 10SWH03
Rockville, MD 20857Telephone: (301) 443-6606
Fax: (301) 443-6343
bmirindi@hrsa,gov

You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or
technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:
Allison Hutchings, MPH
Public Health Analyst
Attn: RCORP-Implementation
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 10SWH03
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 945-9819
Email: ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov

CFDA Number:

93.912

Funding or Pin Number:

HRSA-21-088

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

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