Request for Applications #22110

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Harm Reduction Services

Up to $4,500,000 is available for up to 15 providers to support the delivery of harm reduction services.


The New York State (NYS) Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) announces the availability of funding to support community-based organizations in enhancing harm reduction services. The focus areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Increasing access to treatment and recovery support.
  • Reducing the stigma associated with substance use and supporting harm reduction strategies.
  • Overdose prevention and education.
  • Outreach and engagement services.
  • Building connections for individuals using substances or with substance use disorder (SUD) by providing overdose education information, counseling, and health education.
  • Referring individuals to treatment for transmissible infections such as HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and viral hepatitis.
  • Encouraging individuals to take steps to reduce the negative personal and public health impacts of substance use or misuse.

This funding opportunity also aims to support capacity development in order to strengthen harm reduction services as part of the continuum of care. Recipients will be required to establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for referral to appropriate substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services. Additionally, recipients will provide overdose prevention education to their target populations regarding the consumption of substances, including but not limited to opioids, illicitly manufactured fentanyl, and its analogues.

Funds may also be utilized to address the stigma often associated with substance use and participation in harm reduction activities


Funding Available

$4,500,000 is available for up to fifteen (15) providers. Each provider can receive a maximum of $100,000 per year for three (3) years (36 months) to develop/continue harm reduction service projects statewide.



Non-profit organizations that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  1. They must be engaged in harm reduction activities with People Who Use Drugs (PWUD).
  2. They must have a total revenue of less than $1,000,000 annually in their current or immediate prior year.

Organizations that are not OASAS-certified or funded must provide a detailed account of their harm reduction experience with PWUD in their cover letter.


Application Due Date

December 4, 2023


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