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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for FY17 First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) cooperative agreements. SAMHSA will award FR-CARA funds to states, tribes and tribal organizations, and local governmental entities, such as municipal corporations, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, and townships.

The purpose of this program is to allow first responders and members of other community sectors to administer a drug or device approved by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will train and provide resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state, tribal, and local governmental levels on carrying and administering the drug or device for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will also establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery communities.

More information is at https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-17-005. Application Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2017.