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FY22 Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC)

Last updated: August 2, 2021

Community Grant Funding Announcement

July 26, 2021

General Purpose

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health (AACDOH) Behavioral Health Services is seeking community organizations interested in receiving funding to provide opioid prevention activities within their communities.  Funding for opioid prevention activities for FY22 will have a performance period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Projects should be informed by relevant data sources and evidence-based practices.

Interested Anne Arundel County community organizations must  submit an application to the AACDOH’s Behavioral Health Bureau as described in this Request for Applications (RFA).

Total Funding Available: $20,000

Estimated number of awards: 2

Provider Eligibility:

In order to be eligible to receive assistance, the provider must:

  • Be a community or faith-based organization providing services in Anne Arundel County
  • Be in good standing with the State of Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
  • Be in good standing with the Maryland Charities, if applicable
  • Be licensed or certified by the appropriate governing body for the services to be funded, if applicable
  • Not be a governmental entity
  •  Provide a W-9

 

Eligible Activities:

Funding may be used to support opioid prevention activities in Anne Arundel County.  Priority will be given to applicants that intend to perform activities in areas that are disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic.

Examples of activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Anti-stigma and/or preventative messaging projects
  • Media campaigns that describe what an opioid overdose looks like, including how to tell it apart from other substances
  • Community education on  the use of Narcan

Funds must not supplant existing funding, be used for lobbying, capital purchases or construction. Successful proposals will demonstrate a likely positive impact for the population of focus in the county.

Application Criteria:

  1. Completed Application
  2. Completed Budget with Justification
  3. Copies of required documents to establish provider eligibility

Application Review:

Completed proposals will be reviewed by a panel convened by the AACDOH using the attached evaluation tool. The panel will include the Anne Arundel Local Behavioral Health Authority, as well as community stakeholders. Funds will be allocated to community organizations based on the highest scoring proposals aligned with funding availability, provider eligibility and eligibility of activities.  Proposals may be funded partially or in full based on funding availability and the eligibility of the application. A copy of the evaluation tool is available.

Submission:

Please submit proposals and all supporting documentation to: bhadmin@aacounty.org by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9, 2021.

Questions regarding this announcement should be directed to Sara Schmidt, Behavioral Health Project Specialist, at hdschm00@aacounty.org.

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