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HRSA Announces Multiple Funding Opportunities

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Several new funding opportunities are available from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). 

The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Overdose Response is a multi-year HRSA initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder, in high-risk rural communities. Between Sept. 1, 2023 and Aug. 31, 2024, grant recipients will address immediate needs in rural areas by improving access to, capacity for, and sustainability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for SUD. HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $12 million for 40 awards, up to $300,000 per award. Applications are due by Jan. 19, 2023. Additional information is available in the HRSA-23-038 funding announcement. 

The Primary Care Training and Enhancement-Residency Training in Mental and Behavioral Health program’s goals is to train primary care residents in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, treatment, and referral of services for mental and behavioral health conditions. HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $60 million to 23 recipients over five years through this funding opportunity. Applications are due by Nov. 15. Requirements and additional details are available in the HRSA-23-099 funding announcement. 

The purpose of the Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Program funding opportunity is to establish new accredited community-based primary care medical or dental residency programs and residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine-pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or geriatrics to address shortages in the primary care physician and dental workforce and challenges faced in rural and underserved communities. HRSA anticipates awarding approximately$23.5 million to 47 recipients. The application deadline is Dec. 12, 2022, and more information is available in the HRSA-23-015 funding announcement. 

HRSA plans to award 20 grants to rural communities as part of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program to support the planning and development of integrated health care networks seeking to expand access and improve quality of care in rural communities. HRSA plans to award 20 grants up to $100,000 for a one-year period to support activities that achieve efficiencies, expand access, improve the quality of basic health care services, and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. Applications are due by Jan. 6, 2023. Additional details and requirements are available in the HRSA-23-036 announcement.