Posted By Fuller Harvey On July 6, 2018
July 30, 2018, is the closing date for applications for rural communities grant opportunities totaling $15,000,000 through the Health Resources and Services Administration. Funding opportunity HRSA-18-116 will be awarded to 75 agencies. Eligible agencies are “all domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit, entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations, who will serve rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder and who meet the RCORP-Planning specifications for the Applicant Organization and Consortium as described (on the Grants.gov website).”
This funding opportunity has no cost-sharing or matching requirements. The grant falls under the “Discretionary” category and will expand the opportunities for successful applicant- agencies to implement critical resources, including electronic health records systems to accelerate response to the opioid epidemic.
As a caution, Grants.gov posts:
“SAM.gov is experiencing high volume and delays. If you have tried to create or update your SAM.gov registration but have not been able to complete the process, you may not be able to apply for a HRSA funding opportunity via Grants.gov in a timely manner prior to the application deadline. If so, please email DGPwaivers@hrsa.gov.”