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State Opioid Response (SOR) - Peer Recovery Support Services

Grants to West Virginia Nonprofits and For-Profits
for Substance Abuse Support Services

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

Deadline Date:

02/18/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to West Virginia nonprofits and businesses for evidence-based support services for individuals age 16 and over with opioid addiction. Funding is intended for comprehensive and integrated recovery programs that will reduce opioid-related deaths, as well as to improve access to services for high-risk populations.

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 opioid use disorder (OUD) (including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicit fentanyl and fentanyl analogs).

Proposals must describe how the work will actively:
- Promote client engagement to increase time in treatment and recovery;
- Provide timely, culturally-competent, and evidence-based recovery services supportive of MAT for individuals with OUD;
- Provide supports for a life in recovery building health, home, purpose, and community, by improving access to housing, employment or educational services, medical care, mental health counseling and treatment, childcare, transportation, support groups, and other types of services and resources that allow people to move forward in recovery.
- Provide support for people in long-term OUD recovery whose health regimen includes ongoing medication needs, including periodic assessment and overdose prevention activities.
- Promote access (to include training and distribution) to Naloxone for staff and individuals served.

Target Population: (Ages 16+) with an Opioid Use Disorder, individuals with OUD representing high-risk, priority populations including people who have been incarcerated, individuals identifying as LGBTQ, military veterans, IV drug users, and pregnant/postpartum women, and individuals who may have co-occurring mental illness and/or polysubstance use.

Service Overview:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185193

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are anticipated to range between $200,000 and $350,000 maximum per award.

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, and/or specifically opioid use disorder (OUD), experience delivering recovery support services, established partnerships with local and regional OUD/SUD treatment and recovery providers, ability to bill or work towards billing Medicaid and other third-party insurers for peer recovery support services, and ability to meet rigorous data reporting requirements.

Eligible applicants are public or private organizations with a valid West Virginia Business License and/or units of local government. If the applicant is not already registered as a vendor in the State of West Virginia, registration must either be completed prior to award or the vendor must demonstrate proof of such application. Applicants must have or be eligible to obtain a behavioral health license and, if applicable, an office-based medication-assisted treatment registration in the State of West Virginia, and must be able to meet requirements for enrollment as a West Virginia Medicaid provider.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Date of Release: January 17, 2019
- Technical Assistance Call or Informational Meeting: To be posted on BBH Website
- Application Deadline: February 18, 2019 5:00 PM
- (Funding Announcement(s) To Be Made: To be posted on BBH Website

The timing and amount of the cash payment shall be as close as is administratively feasible to the actual disbursements by the Grantee for direct program costs and the proportionate share of any allowable indirect costs.

Contact Information:

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

Submit Funding Proposals to:

WV Bureau for Behavioral Health
Room 350
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: (304) 356-4811
Fax: (304) 558-1008

Funding or Pin Number:

AFA 2-2019-SA

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia