Funding Opportunity

Pilot Projects to Advance Harm Reduction and Public Safety Partnerships to Prevent Overdose


The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), invites organizations to apply for grant funding to support one-year pilot projects integrating harm reduction strategies and public safety initiatives. Through a competitive Request for Funding Applications (RFA) process, National Council staff and project partners will select up to eight implementation sites to implement evidence-based or promising strategies through collaborative partnerships with public safety agencies to reduce risk of overdose and other drug-related harms for people who use drugs (PWUD) and people with substance use disorders (PWSUD) who are or may become justice-involved. In addition to funding support, selected implementation sites will receive and participate in training and technical assistance (TTA) opportunities. Awards will be made in amounts of up to $81,250 beginning in January 2023.

Application information and instructions are available at Applications must be submitted online at by Friday, December 23, 2022, at 11:59 p.m., ET. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please contact Rachel Cretcher at with any questions.

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