Regional Approach to Addressing Use Disorders
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), through its fiscal agent, the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH), is a recipient of the 2020 State Opioid Response Grant (SOR) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The SOR grant aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD). This SOR award also allows recipients to address stimulant use disorder which is a resurgent issue across the nation.
This Request for Applications will support the development of, and to reinforce, regional networks of care that include prevention, treatment and recovery services that operate in collaboration with other systems of care to ensure comprehensive services in all regions of the state. Key to this approach is representation from the full array of service provision within the OASAS system and leveraging existing resources that were developed through the State Targeted Response, State Opioid Response and state initiatives over the last five years.
OASAS will issue at least one award per Regional Planning Consortium region excluding New York City where there will be at least one award per borough. The dollar amount available for each region or borough was calculated on population size and adjusted based on the opioid and stimulant disorder needs in each region. The approach also set a minimum $600,000 threshold per region to offset disparities incurred using a per capital distribution only.
The eligible applicant is the network of providers represented in the application. The application will be submitted by an OASAS certified provider in each Regional Planning Consortium region or NYC borough as the lead representative for the network of prevention, treatment and recovery providers seeking funding to serve the RPC region or NYC borough.
October 5, 2020