The purpose of this program is to provide resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state, tribal, and other government levels to train, carry and administer Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) approved drugs and devices for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose. Recipients will be expected to establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for:
Referral to appropriate treatment and recovery support services support services; and
Safety around fentanyl, carfentanil, and other dangerous licit and illicit drugs
The populations of focus are:
Populations disproportionately impacted (relative to national averages) by opioid use as evidenced by high rates of opioid and other drug-related overdose;
Primary treatment admissions; and
Applicant organizations must also demonstrate that their population of focus is underserved as demonstrated by a lack of accessibility to treatment providers, emergency medical services, and recovery and other psychosocial support services.
SAMHSA plans to issue 21 awards of up to $250,000 – $800,000 per year for up to 4 years.