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Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants

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Short Title: ROTA
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-20-009

Posted on Monday, March 09, 2020

Application Due Date: Friday, May 08, 2020

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.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 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. Training and technical assistance can also be geared toward addressing stimulant issues in these communities. It is expected that recipients 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/or stimulant use disorder, and ensure that high-quality training is provided.


Existing USDA Cooperative Extensions Grantees. ROTA grantees that received an award in FY 2019 under announcement TI-19-010 are not eligible to apply for this program.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $3,000,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 5

Anticipated Award Amount: $550,000

Length of Project: Up to 2 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

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.

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