HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) https://www.hrsa.gov plans to release a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) within a few weeks for a new Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) initiative called “RECORP-Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion” (HRSA-19-102).
RCORP is a multi-year initiative by HRSA supporting treatment for and prevention of Substance Use Disorder/Opioid Use Disorder (SUD/OUD to establish or expand MAT in eligible hospitals, health clinics, or tribal organizations located in high risk rural communities. The RCORP-Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion (MAT Expansion) initiative will award recipients up to $725,000 for a three year period of performance
Eligible applicants can include domestic public or private non-profit or for-profits such as:
- Rural health Clinics
- Critical Access Hospitals
- Health Center Look-Alikes that do not receive funding under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act
- Other small rural hospitals with 49 available staffed beds or less
- Tribes or tribal organizations excluding health centers that receive Health Center Program federal award funding
Given the complex and multifaceted nature of SUD/OUDs as well as the need to generate adequate patient volume to sustain MAT, HRSA requires that applicants partner with at least two separately owned entities to implement project activities.
Go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=hrsa-19-102 for the funding opportunity. Go to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/index.html for more information on RCORP. For information on how HRSA is addressing the opioid epidemic, go to https://www.hrsa.gov/opioids.