Funding Opportunity

First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Support Services Act Grant


Recipients will be expected to establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for: (1) referral to appropriate treatment and recovery support services support services, and (2) safety around fentanyl, carfentanil, and other dangerous licit and illicit drugs. The population of focus are: 1) populations disproportionately impacted (relative to national averages) by opioid use as evidenced by high rates of opioid and other drug-related overdose, 2) primary treatment admissions, and 3) overdose rates. Applicant organizations must also demonstrate that their population of focus is underserved as demonstrated by a lack of accessibility to treatment providers, emergency medical services, and recovery and other psychosocial support services.


  • Eligibility for this grant program is statutorily limited (Section 546A of the Public Health Service Act [42 USC 290ee-1], as amended) to the following entities:
  • State governments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Local governmental entities including, but not limited to, municipal corporations, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, and townships.

Award Information:

  • Funding Mechanism—Grant
  • Anticipated Total Available Funding—$12,000,000
  • Anticipated Number of Awards—21 awards
  • Anticipated Award Amount—Up to $250000 – $800000 per year
  • Length of Project—Up to 4 years
  • Cost Sharing/Match Required?—No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $250,000 – $800,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. 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

Matthew Clune

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

(240) 276-1400

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