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Substance Abuse Block Grant - Primary Prevention

Application Release Date:   February 1, 2018

Funding Opportunity Title: Substance Abuse Block Grant   

Primary Prevention Programs            

Description:  This application is to be used by prevention providers seeking funding to provide substance abuse services directly to youth, families and other at-risk individuals of Idaho, and/or community coalitions seeking funding to employ environmental strategies designed to reduce the impact of substance abuse at the community level.

Due Date for Applications:  5:00 PM (MST), March 16, 2018

Anticipated Total Available Funding:  $1,500,000.00

Estimated Number of Awards:  50

Average Award Amount:  $35,000.00

Grant Recipients Notified: June 1, 2018

Grant Award Period: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Application Submission: Applications must be completed and submitted online

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants include any governmental entity   (including tribal entities), such as counties, cities, schools and school districts, local law enforcement agencies, other public entities and non-profit private entities such as community-based organizations. Federal regulations (Section 90.135, HHS) prohibit the awarding of Block Grant funds to any entity other than a public or non-profit entity.

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This funding may not be used for substance abuse treatment. Prevention service(s) provided prior to the signing of a grant award document will not be eligible for reimbursement.

Applicants assume all costs associated with the preparation of this grant application.

Grant awards are contingent upon funds appropriated by federal funding agencies and the Idaho Legislature.


Naloxone Distribution

The Office of Drug Policy (ODP) is pleased to announce the release of its FY18 First Responder Naloxone Mini-Grant Program.  The purpose of the program is to reduce the incidences of morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses in rural communities through the purchase and placement of emergency devices used to rapidly reverse the effects of opioid overdoses. 
On July 1, 2015, Idaho's law allowing easier access to naloxone went into effect. Since that time, significant progress has been made in educating prescribers and pharmacists about the new law and their roles in it. Many pharmacies are now stocking naloxone and prescribers and pharmacists are becoming more knowledgeable and comfortable recommending and dispensing the medication. The next step is getting this life-saving drug into the hands of first responders. When equipped, first responders will be able to administer naloxone and keep an overdose patient alive until they can be transported to an emergency department. Since Idaho is a very rural state with vast stretches between emergency departments, ODP will prioritize rural agencies. Priority will also be given to first responder agencies in areas of the state with the highest overdose death rates. In addition to providing naloxone kits, ODP will provide the agencies with appropriate training in use of the kits and consult with them regarding internal policies and procedures for drug administration.
ODP has a standing order on file for distribution to all first responders who are awarded ODP First Responder Naloxone Grants. These grants provide funding for the purchase of naloxone kits and training first responders in their usage.
For more information, contact Sharlene Johnson at or (208) 854-3048.

Pharmacy Medication Disposal Mini-Grant

The Idaho Office of Drug Policy and Idaho Board of Pharmacy are pleased to announce the application period for the Pharmacy Medication Disposal Mini-grant is open! The purpose of the grant is to provide the start up costs associated with establishing pharmacy take back programs, provide for reverse distribution for up to one year (not after June 30, 2018), and market the program within the pharmacy and community. Eligible applicants are retail pharmacies located in the state of Idaho.

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