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FORE Releases Request for Proposals Focused on Bringing Innovative Solutions to the Opioid Crisis

May 19, 2021
Due to the high interest in this funding opportunity, we will be holding an informational webinar on June 9, 2021 at 3p EST to discuss the Innovation Challenge and answer your questions. Register here!

While much effort, resources, and funding has gone to addressing the nation’s opioid crisis, we continue to be faced with a national crisis of opioid-related addiction which has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. One underlying reason for this may be that there continue to be long-standing challenges which may be limiting our ability to make as much progress as hoped for, even after two decades of growing public attention and increased available government funding. These challenges include (but are not limited to) the ongoing stigma of addiction, generating timely and actionable data, having adequate capacity of and equity in the health care system, and limited holistic responses that collaborate across different sectors.

Today, FORE is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) aimed at specific projects that bring an innovative approach to long-standing and complex issues related to stemming the tide of the nation’s opioid crisis. This RFP targets projects which can explore and/or evaluate new “outside-the-box” ideas, bring together approaches from several diverse fields, and engage multi-disciplinary, cross-sector teams to solve some of the crisis’ most intractable problems. This opportunity will focus on projects in the following three areas which, based on discussions with experts in the field, are widely recognized challenges to adequately address the opioid crisis with few examples of how to approach differently to accelerate improvements in reducing overdoses, increasing access to treatment, and supporting long-term recovery:

  • Professional Education and Training
  • Timely and Actionable Data
  • Supporting the Transition from Treatment to Recovery

More details can be found on our Apply for a Grant page or clicking on the links to the left. Applicants may apply for a grant of up to $300,000 a year for up to two years. All applications must be submitted through our grants management system by 11:59 PM EST on July 19, 2021.