Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grants

Short Title: 
ROTA
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
TI-18-022
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Application Due Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.788
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), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants (Short Title: ROTA).  The purpose of this program is to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance for rural communities on addressing opioid issues affecting these communities.  It is expected that grantees will facilitate the identification of model programs, develop and update materials related to the prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD), and ensure that high-quality training is provided.

Through this program, SAMHSA will build upon a collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The USDA provides Cooperative Extension Services programs to improve the quality of people's lives by providing research-based knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of families, communities and agriculture enterprises.  Extension experts focus on issues which affect rural communities.  The USDA has recently identified opioid misuse in rural America to be one of the areas of focus of these programs.  SAMHSA’s ROTA grants will build upon these Cooperative Extensions through expanding their reach. 

Eligibility
Eligible applicants are existing USDA Cooperative Extensions grantees with a focus on opioids.  The list of eligible applicants is in Appendix L.
Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$8,250,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
15
Anticipated Award Amount: 
$550,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 2 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $550,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee 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

Humberto Carvalho
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Division of Service Improvement
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-2974
Humberto.Carvalho@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
FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 08/22/2018