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Opioid Operational Command Center Grant

Opioid Operational Command Center Announces Call for FY2021 Grant Proposals

Westminster (April 1, 2020) – On Friday, March 6, the Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) announced a call for proposals for grants under its Fiscal Year 2021 Competitive Grant Program.

The OOCC was formed to coordinate Maryland’s statewide response to the opioid crisis. They identify gaps in local substance-misuse resources and disseminates best practices and state resources to fill those gaps. The OOCC also prepares the state’s substance use disorder response plan, coordinates the efforts of 20 state agencies and 24 local jurisdictions, and reviews and approves all opioid-related budget proposals and legislation.

The purpose of the OOCC’s Competitive Grant Program is to distribute grant funding to the highest-scoring proposals received from state and local governments and private, community-based partners that serve to meet some of these greatest needs around the state. The funding available for the OOCC’s FY21 Competitive Grants Program is approximately $5 million. A grant applicant may request funding ranging from $5,000 to $500,000. The grant award is for one fiscal year.

State agencies, local governments (including local school systems), and private, community-based partners are eligible to apply for Competitive Grant Program funding. All project proposals must address the opioid crisis through the governor’s policy priorities of Prevention & Education, Enforcement & Public Safety, and/or Treatment & Recovery. Additionally, projects must align with the goals established in the state’s Inter-Agency Opioid Coordination Plan.

Supporting information and materials for this grant can be found at https://beforeitstoolate.maryland.gov/grant-opportunities/

Applications must be sent to the Local Behavioral Health Authority by May 22nd in order to be reviewed. No late applications will be accepted. Applications should be submitted to Sue Doyle at sue.doyle@maryland.gov and Cathy Baker at cathy.baker@maryland.gov. Both should be included the email. They may also be contacted via email or at 410-876-4449 with any questions prior to proposal submission.

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Contact: Sue Doyle, sue.doyle@maryland.gov ; Cathy Baker at cathy.baker@maryland.gov

410-876-4449