Anne Arundel County Fatal Overdose Review Team Grant FY24

Department of Health Announces Notice of Funding Available through Grants for Local Organizations to Support Families and Children of People with a Substance Use Disorder

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health (AACDOH) Fatal Overdose Review Team (FORT) is seeking applications for community grants to provide support for families and children of individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and/or overdose survivors. The FORT is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that reviews fatal overdoses on an individual level.

The purposes of forming the Anne Arundel County FORT, as identified in Health-General Article ยง 5-903, Annotated Code of Maryland, are to:

  • Promote cooperation and coordination among agencies involved in investigations of drug overdose deaths or in providing services to surviving family members
  • Develop an understanding of the causes and incidence of drug overdose deaths in the county
  • Develop plans for and recommend changes within the agencies represented on the local team to prevent drug overdose deaths
  • Advise the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) on changes to law, policy or practice to prevent drug overdose deaths

A common theme identified through case review was the lack of support for families and children of people with SUD. The purpose of this funding is to increase support for families and children of people with SUD. Support for families can include, but is not limited to, providing bereavement resources, therapy and support groups and/or providing education on topics relevant to families such as anti-stigma education, signs and symptoms of an overdose and the Good Samaritan Law. Client support is not an allowable expenditure for this grant. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process.

The successful applicant will be a community-based organization that has the experience and capacity to provide support for families and children of people with an SUD.

Submit proposals and all supporting documentation to: 
Loise Taliaferro, Anne Arundel County Department of Health Prevention Supervisor at hdtali00@aacounty.org by January 5, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. An email will confirm receipt of the grant application.


Important dates:

NOFA Release: December 6, 2023;  
Application Deadline: January 5, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. 
Anticipated Award Notification: January 19, 2024 
Questions: Contact Loise Taliaferro at hdtali00@aacounty.org or 240-791-068.