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Department of Health Offers Grants That Address Opioid Misuse To Community and Faith-Based Organizations

Last updated: August 14, 2020

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Bureau of Behavioral Health seeks community and faith-based organizations to provide programming to support prevention, treatment or recovery efforts in Anne Arundel County or the City of Annapolis. Community mini-grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded starting September 30, 2020, to address the misuse of opioids in local areas. The grants will be awarded through a competitive process, and they will help grantees make a positive impact within their communities by implementing evidence-based behavioral health efforts.

The deadline for grant applications is Friday, August 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Applicants are encouraged to attend the pre-application virtual workshop on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., which will be held virtually via ZOOM.
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Opioid Misuse Mini Grant Funding Opportunity

General Purpose: The Department of Health’s (DOH) Behavioral Health Services is seeking Substance Use Disorder (SUD), Mental Health (MH) or Co-Occurring Disorder (COD) treatment and service providers interested in receiving funding to address the opioid crisis within their communities. Projects should align with the governor’s policy priorities of prevention and education and/or treatment and recovery. Projects must align with the goals established in the state’s Inter-Agency Opioid Coordination Plan at

Interested Anne Arundel County behavioral health providers shall submit an application to the DOH’s Behavioral Health Bureau as described in this Request for Applications (RFA).

Total Funding Available: $25,000

Estimated number of awards: 5

Provider Eligibility:
In order to be eligible to receive assistance, the provider must:

  • Be a behavioral health provider providing behavioral health services in Anne Arundel County
  • Be in good standing with the State of Maryland Department of Assessments
    and Taxation
  • Be in good standing with the Maryland Charities, if applicable
  • Be licensed or certified by the appropriate governing body for the services to
    be funded, if applicable
  • Not be a governmental entity
  • Be a community or faith-based organization
  • Not a current recipient of OOCC (Opioid Operations Command Center) funding
  • Provide a Vendor W-9

Eligible Funding: Funding may be used to support prevention, education, treatment and/or recovery strategies to address opioid misuse. Funds must not supplant existing funding, be used for lobbying, capital purchases or construction.

Application Criteria

  1. Completed Application
  2. Completed Budget with Justification
  3. Copies of required documents to establish provider eligibility

Application Review: Completed proposals will be reviewed by a panel convened by the DOH using the attached evaluation tool. The panel will include the Anne Arundel Local Behavioral Health Authority as well as community stakeholders. Funds will be allocated to the SUD, MH or COD providers based on the highest scoring proposals aligned with funding availability, provider eligibility and eligibility of activities. Proposals may be funded partially or in full based on funding availability and eligibility of application.

Submission: Submit proposals and all supporting documentation to: by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020.

Questions regarding this announcement should be directed to Sandra O’Neill, LCPC, at 410-222-7164 or

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