Funding Opportunity

Combating Opioid Overdose Through Community-level Intervention Initiative


On September 16, 2019, through a competitive process, the Office of National Drug Control Policy awarded the University of Baltimore (UB) a grant to fund the Combating Opioid Overdose Through Community-level Intervention Initiative (COOCLI). Through the COOCLI, the UB will solicit subaward applications for the purpose of:

  1. Undertaking research activities that entail implementing and evaluating community-based efforts to fight the opioid-involved overdose epidemic; and
  2. Supporting and promoting the partnership of law enforcement and public health agencies, whose collaboration is critical to reducing overdose and other harms of opioid-involved (mis)use.

The University of Baltimore issued a Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) on September 24, 2019, and applications are due no later than November 1, 2019. The NOFA is posted at

The UB will convene the COOCLI Board (Board) in mid-November. The Board will assess proposals and recommend funding levels to the UB. Based on Board recommendations, the UB will issue subawards to successful applicants in December 2019. Funding is for 12 months and awards will likely range between $50,000 and $500,000.

The NOFA details the application process and sets forth the requirements for proposals. All applications must include a letter of support/commitment signed by a sponsoring HIDTA Director to receive consideration for funding. HIDTA Directors are encouraged to weigh the merits of each proposal and only sponsor those they deem to be of value. HIDTA Directors can support more than one proposal.

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