$10M in Emergency Opioid Overdose Grants
Under CARA, there is new grant funding local governments can use to train and supply EMS and others in emergency opioid overdose response.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is accepting applications for more than $10 million in funding for the 2017 First Responders Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) program to address emergency opioid overdose incidents.
Between $250,000 and $800 000 per year over four years is available to states, tribes and local governmental entities to train and provide resources to first responders and other key community sectors to administer life saving treatment for known or suspected opioid overdose.
Grantees will train and provide resources to carry and administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment, such as naloxone.
Grantees must also establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery communities.
Applications are due July 31, 2017.