Through Opioid Settlement Funds, OASAS is seeking applications for a unique Fentanyl, Opioids, Rx Coalitions (FOR Coalitions) initiative, which will build on the successful implementation of evidence-based opioid and heroin use prevention strategies developed in NYS OASAS’ administration of the 2014 PFS grant. FOR Coalitions will use their established relationships as a basis to support the affected community’s role in addressing the opioid and synthetic opioids other than methadone (SOOTM) overdose crisis at a local level.
$1.4 million in funding is available for this initiative to fund seven (7) applicants up to $200,000 each to establish such coalitions.
OASAS seeks to award one program in each of the high NYS Opioid Burden counties as determined by data from Department of Health (DOH) and listed below:
Eligible applicants are Not for Profit or Local Governmental Unit (LGU) entities that meet one of the following criteria:
- Existing prevention-focused coalition working in one of the high-risk counties listed in section 1.2 Funding Availability and in collaboration with one of the OASAS Prevention Resource Centers.
- A fiscal agent acting on behalf of an existing prevention-focused coalition working in one of the high-risk counties listed in section 1.2 Funding Availability and in collaboration with one of the OASAS Prevention Resource Centers.