Opioid Resource Grant Program
Sponsor: The AmerisourceBergen Foundation
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
The AmerisourceBergen Foundation Opioid Resource Grant Program provides funding for innovative and constructive projects that address education, prevention, and/or the safe disposal of opioids.
Education initiatives may address a wide spectrum of needs. Priority will be given to the effective dissemination of the following topics:
- Provider education about appropriate opioid prescribing
- Patient education about the risks and effects of prescription opioids and what to do if they have concerns about addiction
- Public education, especially aimed at rural communities
- Training to reduce youth risk factors, such as delinquency, and boost protective factors, such as decision-making skills for problem solving and resisting peer pressure
- Addiction as a childhood onset condition
- Preventing teens from initiating problematic opioid use in the first place
- Advising parents of teens to lock up prescription opioid medications and dispose of old pills
- How youth can effectively cope when living with adults with addiction
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, or coalitions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Amount of funding: Grant amounts will depend on the needs of each grantee, up to $100,000 per grant. It is expected that the average grant size will be between $50,000 – $75,000.