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District of Columbia Opioid Response (DCOR) Grant Opportunities

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits for Prevention and
Treatment Services for People with Opioid Addiction

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District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)

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08/05/19 4:45 PM Eastern Time Receipt


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Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations to prevent, treat, and assist in the recovery of individuals with opioid addiction. Funding is intended to increase access to treatment through medication, reduce unmet needs for treatment, and reduce deaths caused by opioid overdoses throughout the District.

As a part of the District’s opioid response strategy, LIVE. LONG. DC., which has an overarching goal to reduce opioid-related deaths 50% by 2020, the DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is seeking to use District of Columbia Opioid Response (DCOR) grant funds to build a comprehensive system of care for residents with opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout the District. The District is designing a model with multiple access points to a coordinated network of treatment and RSS providers that will collaborate around the assessment, stabilization, and ongoing treatment of individuals with OUD.

The competitions (application opportunities) included in this program are all tied to the following specific goals and strategies within the LIVE. LONG. DC. strategic plan. Applicants may apply to one or several of the following three (3)application opportunities:

1. Competition #1: Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Co-occurring Conditions (Integrated MAT) - will help incorporate emphasis on physical health (including intensive health screenings) and mental well-being in substance use disorder treatment and programming. For more details, see
2. Competition #2: Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) Workforce Development Program (CAC Program) - will help develop a comprehensive workforce development strategy to strengthen the behavioral health workforce’s ability to provide services in multiple care settings including peer support specialists/recovery coaches, holistic pain management providers, and those trained to treat patients with co-occurring mental health diagnoses and substance use disorder. For further details, see
3. Competition #3: DC Peer Organized Activities Supporting Individuals with Opioid Use Disorders and Providing Awareness about Opioid Use and Misuse (Peer Activities) - including peer outreach and peer support - will help increase the presence of peer support groups/programs (e.g., 12- step programs, clubhouses, 24- hour wellness centers, sober houses, peer-operated centers) throughout the community (e.g., faith-based institutions, community centers, schools) for people in recovery and monitor the quality and effectiveness of programming. For details, see

For project implementation requirements, see

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GrantWatch ID#: 186470

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Number of Grants:

Total anticipated number of awards: 12

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Funding by competition:

1. Competition #1: Integrated MAT – Approximately $390,000 is available to fund up to three (3) grant awards. Each grant award is a minimum of $130,000.
2. Competition #2: CAC Program – Approximately $480,000 is available to fund up to four (4) grant awards. Each grant award is $120,000.00.
3. Competition #3: Peer Activities – Approximately $150,000 is available to fund up to five (5) grant awards. Each award is $30,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant award will be from October 1, 2019 through September 29, 2020. The grant may be continued for one (1) additional year based on documented project success and availability of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements for all competitions:

A not-for profit organization located in the District of Columbia (DC) and licensed by the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) to conduct business.

Specific eligibility requirements by competition outlined below:

1. Competition #1: Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Co-occurring Conditions (Integrated MAT)
a. At least two years working with individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and/or OUD.
b. If the applicant currently provides HIV and HCV services, a partnership with an internal or external clinician providing MAT is also required. Or, if the applicant is a MAT provider, a partnership with an internal or external provider for HIV/HCV services is required. If an external partnership is part of your application, a letter of commitment from the partner organization(s) is required.

2. Competition #2: Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) Workforce Development Program (CAC Program)
a. At least two years of experience working with populations with OUD in DC.
b. Have supervisors for interns on staff who hold at least one of the following licenses: advanced practice addiction counselor, licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed medical doctor, and/or registered nurse.

3. Competition #3: DC Peer Organized Activities Supporting Individuals with OUD and Providing Awareness about Opioid Misuse (Peer Activities)
a. Have a leadership team with lived experience in the behavioral health system.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Pre-Application Conference will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET according to the following schedule:

1. Competition #1: Integrated MAT – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2. Competition #2: CAC Program – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3. Competition #3: Peer Activities – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

64 New York Avenue, NE
DBH Training Room – Room 242
Washington, DC 20002

To join the pre-application conference remotely:

- Join by phone
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 854 590 723
- Join via Webex (webinar):
Meeting number: 854 590 723
Password: mGm4NqRd

Applicants who are interested in attending the meeting via conference call or WebEx should please email Kelly Murphy.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be submitted no later than 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) by the deadline date of Monday, August 5, 2019. (Applications received at or after 4:46 p.m. ET on Monday, August 5, 2019 will not be forwarded to the Review Panel for review and funding recommendation.)

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete and submit the Intent to Apply Notification form by Friday, July 19, 2019. This form will also serve as an attendance confirmation for the pre-application conference (optional - see Pre-Proposal Conference above).

DBH anticipates announcing award recipients in September 2019.

An organization applying to multiple competitions must submit a separate application for each competition. Applications may not be combined.

For Competition #3 (Peer Activities), interested parties can apply for only one award.

Contact Information:

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

Submit the application to:

Daijon Wilburn, or
Jacqueline Murphy
64 New York Avenue, NE, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 671-2792 or (202) 727-9479

For inquiries, please contact:

- Kelly Murphy, Project Director, State Opioid Response at
- Orlando Barker, Project Coordinator, State Opioid Response at

Funding or Pin Number:

RMO DCOR 071219

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC