Improving Access to Overdose Treatment

Short Title: 
OD Treatment Access
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SP-18-006
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Application Due Date: 
Monday, June 4, 2018
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.243
Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): 
Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.
Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: 
Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Improving Access to Overdose Treatment (Short Title: OD Treatment Access). SAMHSA will award OD Treatment Access funds to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Opioid Treatment Programs, or practitioners who have a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to expand access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Recipients will partner with other prescribers at the community level to develop best practices for prescribing and co-prescribing FDA-approved overdose reversal drugs. After developing best practices, the recipients will train other prescribers in key community sectors as well as individuals who support persons at high risk for overdose

In 2013, SAMHSA released the Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit to help reduce the number of opioid-related overdose deaths and adverse events.  The OD Treatment Access grant program will utilize this toolkit and other resources to help the recipients train and provide resources for health care providers and pharmacists on the prescribing of drugs or devices approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose   

The OD Treatment Access grant program will also ensure the recipients establishes protocols to connect patients who have experienced a drug overdose with appropriate treatment, including medication-assisted treatment and appropriate counseling and behavioral therapies. 

OD Treatment Access grants are authorized under Section 544 of the Public Health Service Act. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.

Eligibility

SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to FQHCs (as defined in section 1861(aa) of the Social Security Act), opioid treatment programs (as defined under part 8 of title 42, Code of Federal Regulations), and practitioners dispensing narcotic drugs (pursuant to section 303(g) of the Controlled Substances Act).

The eligibility for this grant program is statutorily defined in Section 544 of the Public Health Service Act.  Recipients who received funding under SP-17-006 are not eligible to apply. 

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
Up to $940,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 5
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $200,000
Length of Project: 
Up to 5 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $200,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, recipient progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Tonia F. Gray, MPH
Division of State Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-2492
tonia.gray@samhsa.hhs.gov

Kim Nesbitt, MA
Division of State Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1742
kim.nesbitt@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1412
FOACSAP@samhsa.hhs.gov

 

Last Updated: 04/06/2018