District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)
08/05/19 4:45 PM Eastern Time Receipt
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 https://opgs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/opgs/publication/attachments/RFA_%23RM0%20DCOR%20071219_FINAL.PDF#page=18.
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 https://opgs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/opgs/publication/attachments/RFA_%23RM0%20DCOR%20071219_FINAL.PDF#page=29.
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 https://opgs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/opgs/publication/attachments/RFA_%23RM0%20DCOR%20071219_FINAL.PDF#page=40.
For project implementation requirements, see https://opgs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/opgs/publication/attachments/RFA_%23RM0%20DCOR%20071219_FINAL.PDF#page=12.
GrantWatch ID#: 186470
Total anticipated number of awards: 12
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
- Orlando Barker, Project Coordinator, State Opioid Response at firstname.lastname@example.org
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