Oregon Office of Rural Health

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation (RCORP-Implementation) Applications Due April 24

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will make approximately 89 awards of $1 million each to rural communities to enhance substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, service delivery.

Over the course of a three-year period of performance, grant recipients will implement a set of core prevention, treatment, and recovery activities that align with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Five-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid CrisisAward recipients are strongly encouraged to leverage workforce recruitment and retention programs like the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).

All domestic public and private entities, nonprofit and for-profit, are eligible to apply and all services must be provided in HRSA-designated rural areas (as defined by the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer). The applicant organization must be part of an established network or consortium that includes at least three other separately-owned entities.  At least two of these entities must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.

FORHP will hold a webinar for applicants on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 1-2 p.m., ET. A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend. Please reference page ii in the NOFO for the dial-in and playback information for the webinar and contact ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov with questions.