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SJI Partners with other Federal Agencies to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Rural Areas

The Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Grant is designed to leverage the combined resources and expertise of the BJA, CDC, SJI, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal partners to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses among individuals who come in contact with law enforcement or are involved in the criminal justice system in high-risk rural communities and regions.

Applications should demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic nature of substance abuse. All proposed activities supported by this solicitation must exclusively target populations residing in rural communities or rural census tracts in urban or suburban counties.

Learn more about the Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Grant and application process during the upcoming webinar, scheduled for  June 26, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., ET.  Register here: http://s.iir.com/Rural_Responses.  Please submit questions in advance to COAP@iir.com no later than June 25, 2019.  Emails should include the name and agency of the submitter, his or her email address, and the question(s).

The solicitation can be found at http://s.iir.com/RRgrantform2019. Applications are due on July 26, 2019.