Grant Announcement: Tribal Opioid Response Grants

Grant Announcement
Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Grants

Application Due Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Tribal Opioid Response grants (Short Title: TOR). The program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for OUD.

Federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations. Tribes and tribal organizations may elect to apply as part of a consortia or in partnership with urban Indian organizations. Tribes and tribal organizations may only be included in one grant application.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $35,985,372
Anticipated Number of Awards: 163
Anticipated Award Amount: See Appendix K
Length of Project: 2 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction

Application information available online at:

Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Targeted Capacity Expansion:  Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (Short Title:  MAT-PDOA) grants.  The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking or receiving MAT.  This program’s focus is on funding organizations and tribes/tribal organizations within states identified as having the highest rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita and includes those states with the most dramatic increases for heroin and opioids, based on SAMHSA’s 2015 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS).  The desired outcomes include:  1) an increase in the number of individuals with OUD receiving MAT 3) a decrease in illicit opioid drug use and prescription opioid misuse at six-month follow-up.

MAT using one of the FDA-approved medications for the maintenance treatment of opioid use disorder (methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone products/buprenorphine products including sublingual tablets/film, buccal film, and extended release, long-acting injectable buprenorphine formulations and injectable naltrexone) is a required activity of the program.  MAT is to be provided in combination with comprehensive OUD psychosocial services, including, but not limited to: counseling, behavioral therapies, Recovery Support Services (RSS), and other clinically appropriate services required for individuals to achieve and maintain abstinence from opioids.

Grants Available For Native American Tribes and Organizations

Below is a link to download an Excel Spreadsheet that contains all current grant opportunities from, for Native American Tribes and Organizations.  To get full information on an opportunity, copy the “opportunity number” from the spreadsheet and use the search utility at