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National Council RFA Informational Office Hour

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is excited to announce an upcoming grant funding opportunity to support pilot projects integrating harm reduction strategies and public safety initiatives.

Using a competitive Request for Funding Applications (RFA) process, the National Council will select up to eight sites to implement evidence-based and promising strategies and collaborative partnerships to reduce the risk of overdose and other drug-related harm for people who use drugs (PWUD) and people with substance use disorders (PWSUD) who are or may become justice-involved.

Awards will be made in amounts up to $81,250 for a yearlong project beginning January 2023. In addition to funding, selected implementation sites will receive and participate in training and technical assistance (TTA) opportunities.

Eligible applicants will be nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that a) provide harm reduction services, including syringe services, naloxone or fentanyl test strips, peer-based overdose prevention or response, medications for opioid use disorder and linkages to substance use treatment to people who are at risk of drug overdose and b) can demonstrate current or past collaborations with public safety agencies.

The RFA will launch on November 15, 2022.

To learn more about the funding opportunity and upcoming RFA launch, join the National Council for an informational office hour on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. ET.