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DC Opioid Response (DCOR) Prevention Grant

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits and CBOs
to Prevent Youth Opioid Misuse

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District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)

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Deadline Date:

02/28/19 4:45 PM ET Receipt


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Grants to Washington, DC nonprofits and community organizations for the development and implementation of evidence-based programs to prevent opioid use in youth ages 12 to 25. Funding is intended for programs that address the complex risk factors which can precipitate youth substance abuse.

The RFA is designed to determine the readiness of applicants to fully develop and implement a data-driven SPF planning process to achieve target outcomes. Applicants that receive a grant award are expected to develop a Work Plan (based on logic models provided by DBH) for the prevention and reduction of opioid misuse among youth in their designated ward.

The District of Columbia’s Opioid Response (DCOR) initiative is focused on addressing the unmet needs and reducing opioid overdose related deaths in DC through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Specifically with regard to prevention efforts, the District is seeking qualified applicants to identify, select, and implement appropriate evidence-based interventions and environmental strategies for addressing opioid misuse.

Prevention efforts shall target youth and young adults between the ages of 12 to 25 living in high need communities. Furthermore, for the purposes of this grant, all eight (8) Wards have been defined as “high need communities” for prevention.


GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185216

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Number of Grants:

One (1) applicant will be selected for each of the eight (8) Wards within the District.

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Term of Contract:

The grant will be for a period of six (6) months from the award date. Grant may be continued for up to one (1) additional year based on documented project success, availability of funding, and DBH Director’s approval of a Notice of Grant Award (NOGA) via a Continuation Modification. Grant recipients will be expected to begin project implementation on April 1, 2019 or after the Conceptual Framework, Work Plan, Budget and Budget Narrative Justification have been approved by DBH.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are identified as Community Prevention Networks (CPNs), community-based organizations, and nonprofit organizations focused on substance use prevention. Applicants may enlist the services of a fiscal agent to apply for the grant on their behalf if they are not currently a 501(c)(3) organization.

Applicants may apply for more than one (1) award (two applications maximum, i.e., no more than two wards represented). A separate application for each ward is required.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-application conference is scheduled for:
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)
64 New York Avenue, NE, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 242
Washington, DC 20002

Pre-Application Information:

The application must be submitted no later than 4:45 PM, Eastern Time (ET) by the deadline date of Thursday, February 28, 2019. Applications received at or after 4:46 PM ET on February 28, 2019 may not be forwarded to the Review Panel for review and funding recommendation.

The anticipated award date is Monday, April 1, 2019.

Payments may be made as an advance, a cost-reimbursement basis or a combination of both.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
c/o Ms. Katherine Cooke Mundle
64 New York Avenue, NE, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20002

(202) 727-7639

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Funding or Pin Number:

RFA No. RM0 DCOR012819

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC