Tribal Opioid Response Grants

Short Title: 
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
Posted on 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Application Due Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2020
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 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). In addition to focusing on OUD, recipients may also address stimulant misuse and use disorders, including cocaine and methamphetamine. The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for OUD and, if so desired, stimulant misuse and use disorders.


Webinar on How to Register and Apply in eRA (including Q&A):
SAMHSA will be hosting three webinars for prospective TOR applicants on 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. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A.

Call-In Number: 888-412-9527
Participant passcode: 8882508

Participants can join the event directly at:

Wednesday March 11: 2-3:00 PM ET

Thursday, March 26: 1-2:00 PM ET

Monday, April 13: 1-2:00 PM ET

Conference call on the TOR FOA (including Q&A):
SAMHSA will be hosting one conference call to address programmatic questions.

Call-In Number: 888-412-9527
Participant passcode: 8882508

Friday, March 13: 2-3:00 PM ET


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.

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. Tribes and tribal organizations may only be included in one grant application.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Approximately 200
Anticipated Award Amount: 
See Appendix K
Length of Project: 
2 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 

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

Beverly Vayhinger
Office of Financial Resources
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-0564

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Odessa Crocker
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1078

Last Updated: 03/17/2020