(June 19, 2020) – The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy released a Notice of Funding Opportunity
for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. HRSA will award approximately 30 grants to rural consortia to reduce the incidence and impact of NAS. Successful RCORP-NAS award recipients will receive up to $500,000 throughout a three-year period of performance to conduct a combination of prevention, treatment and recovery activities designed to improve systems of care, family support and social determinants of health. While the focus of RCORP-NAS is primarily opioid use disorder, applicants also may choose to address additional substances of concern or substance use disorders among the target population. The target populations are pregnant women, mothers, and women of childbearing age who have a history of, or who are at risk for, SUD/OUD and their children, families and caregivers who reside in rural areas. Applicant organizations may be located in an urban or rural area; however, all activities supported by the program must exclusively occur in HRSA-designated rural areas
. An upcoming webinar for applicants
is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. Call-In Number: (888) 282-8361; Participant Code: 2652580. A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend. Playback Number: (800) 388-9075; Passcode: 62320.