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Drug Overdose Prevention Program Mini-Grant

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits and
Agencies to Address Opioid Use and Abuse

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Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH)

Deadline Date:

04/03/20 5:00 PM


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Grants to Rhode Island nonprofit community-based organizations and government agencies for programs related to substance use and abuse at the local level. Funding is intended to support projects and initiatives that address the statewide opioid overdose epidemic. Applicants must have experience in providing support, engagement, and services to affected populations. All projects must be data-driven and address a specific need (or needs) within the target population.

Projects can be innovative or evidence-based. Applicants that plan to implement an innovative intervention, must demonstrate how this innovation will address any existing gaps in resources or services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182734

Number of Grants:

The program anticipates funding five to seven awards to separate organizations during this mini-grant cycle.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $4,950

Term of Contract:

Mini-grant projects must be completed within three months or less of purchase order (PO) receipt. The anticipated dates of project implementation are May 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are non-profit organizations and/or government entities with experience providing services, support, and engagement to populations affected by overdose in the state.

Due to Federal budget restrictions, mini-grant funds may not be used for the purchase of naloxone, fentanyl test strips, harm reduction kits, implementation or expansion of prescription drug “takeback” programs (including Deterra Drug Deactivation bags or drug disposal boxes), or direct funding or expansion of substance use treatment programs.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be emailed to Gina DeLuca no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Gina DeLuca

Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

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Geographic Focus:

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