Tribal Opioid Response Grants

Short Title: 
TOR
Initial Announcement

TRIBAL OPIOID RESPONSE (TOR) FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA) APPLICANT WEBINARS:

SAMHSA is holding a webinar for prospective TOR applicants on how to register and submit applications. The webinar will NOT answer programmatic questions. You will be provided information on how to register and submit applications to SAMHSA using NIH’s eRA System, including how to register for the eRA System, how to use the eRA System to initiate and fill out applications, and how to submit completed applications.

TOR Webinars will be held on the following dates/times; please register by clicking the link(s):
 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 2-3:30pm ET
To call into the webinar
Call-In Number: 800-857-5735
Participant passcode: 5786525

To log into the webinar
URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: PWXW7847440
Audience passcode: 5786525

Participants can join the event directly at:
https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PWXW7847440&p=5786525&t=c

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2-3:30pm ET
To call into the webinar
Call-In Number: 888-677-5721
Participant passcode: 2721374

To log into the webinar
URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: PWXW7847443
Audience passcode: 2721374

Participants can join the event directly at:
https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PWXW7847443&p=2721374&t=c

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
TI-18-016
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Application Due Date: 
Monday, August 20, 2018
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.788
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Tribal Opioid Response grants (Short Title: TOR).  The program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).  The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for OUD.

The program supplements current activities focused on reducing the impact of opioids and will contribute to a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic.  Tribes will use the results of a current needs assessment if available to the tribe (or carry out a strategic planning process to conduct needs and capacity assessments) to identify gaps and resources from which to build prevention, treatment and/or community-based recovery support services. Grantees will be required to describe how they will expand access to treatment and recovery support services as well as advance substance misuse prevention in coordination with other federally-supported efforts.  Grantees must use funding to supplement and not supplant existing opioid prevention, treatment, and/or recovery activities.  Grantees are required to describe how they will improve retention in care, using a chronic care model or other innovative model that has been shown to improve retention in care.

Eligibility

The applicant must be a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe or tribal organization.  Tribes and tribal organizations may apply individually, as a consortia, or in partnership with an urban Indian organization. These entities are defined as follows:

  • Indian Tribe, as defined at 25 U.S.C. § 1603(14) is any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or group or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) [43 U.S.C.A. § 1601 et seq.], which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
  • Tribal Organization, as defined at 25 U.S.C. § 1603(26) is the recognized governing body of any Indian tribe; any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities.  Provided that in any case where a contract is let or grant made to an organization to perform services benefiting more than one Indian tribe, the approval of each such Indian tribe shall be a prerequisite to the letting or making of such contract or grant.
  • Urban Indian Organization, as defined at 25 U.S.C. § 1603(29), operating pursuant to a contract or grant with the Indian Health Service is a nonprofit corporate body situated in an urban center, governed by an urban Indian controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Indian groups and individuals, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in [25 U.S.C § 1653(a)].

A consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval.  A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$50,000,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
263
Length of Project: 
Up to 2 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

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

For questions on this announcement contact: OPIOIDTOR@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

For questions on this announcement contact: OPIOIDTOR@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 07/20/2018