Opioid Operational Command Center Announces Call For FY2021 Grant Proposals
3/10/2020, 1:24 p.m.
Complete Details Available at BeforeItsTooLate.Maryland.gov
Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) today announced a call for proposals for grants under its Fiscal Year 2021 Competitive Grant Program.
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 the greatest needs around the state. The funding available for the OOCC’s FY21 Competitive Grants Program is approximately $5 million.
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.
The application deadline for FY21 proposals is Friday, April 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. Interested parties can find a document outlining complete grant application requirements and award standards under the “Grants” tab on the OOCC’s website, BeforeItsTooLate.Maryland.gov. The document includes key dates, application process, evaluation standards, funding specifications, reporting requirements, and more.
Before It’s Too Late is the state’s effort to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic and to mobilize resources for effective prevention, enforcement, and treatment. Marylanders struggling with a substance use disorder can find help at BeforeItsTooLate.Maryland.gov; through our state's crisis hotline, Call 211, Press 1; or by texting their ZIP code to 898-211
The Opioid Operational Command Center’s vision is that Maryland will be a healthier place where no one else falls prey to substance misuse, where anyone impacted by substance use disorder can access the health services they need, and where there is no more suffering from the misuse of substances. Under the guidance of the Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, the OOCC leads Maryland’s opioid-related strategic planning and coordinates the efforts of approximately 20 state agencies, our community partners, and all 24 local jurisdictions throughout the state.