Opioid STR

Addressing the opioid abuse crisis within such States, used for carrying out activities that supplement activities pertaining to opioids undertaken by the State agency responsible for administering the substance abuse prevention and treatment block grant under subpart II of part B of title XIX of the
Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.

300x?21 et seq.).

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Website Address


Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Wabanaki Health And Wellness, Npc $ 850,000   2022-09-012026-08-31
Western Interstate Commission For Higher Education $ 649,509   2022-09-302024-09-29
Pennsylvania State University, The $ 650,000   2022-09-302024-09-29
Oklahoma State University $ 636,305   2022-09-302024-09-29
University Of Wisconsin System $ 650,000   2022-09-302024-09-29
Research Foundation For Mental Hygiene Inc $ 650,000   2022-09-302024-09-29
University Of Rhode Island $ 649,832   2022-09-302024-09-29
Washington State University $ 649,025   2022-09-302024-09-29
Iowa State University Of Science And Technology $ 650,000   2022-09-302024-09-29
Nevada System Of Higher Education $ 650,000   2022-09-302024-09-29

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: N/A. Fiscal Year 2017: It is estimated 57 awards will be made. Fiscal Year 2018: It is estimated 55 awards will be made.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Uses: (A) Improving State prescription drug monitoring programs. (B) Implementing prevention activities, and evaluating such activities to identify effective strategies to prevent opioid abuse. (C) Training for health care practitioners, such as best practices for prescribing opioids, pain management, recognizing potential cases of substance abuse, referral of patients to treatment programs, and overdose prevention. (D) Supporting access to health care services, including those services provided by Federally certified opioid treatment programs or other appropriate health care providers to treat substance use disorders. (E) Other public health-related activities, as the State determines appropriate, related to addressing the opioid abuse crisis within the State. Limitations: (1) notwithstanding any transfer authority in any appropriations Act, shall not be used for any purpose other than the grant program in subsection (c); and (2) shall be subject to the same requirements as substance abuse prevention and treatment programs under titles V and XIX of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.

290aa et seq., 300w et seq.).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Beneficiary Eligibility



No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

A Notice of Award (NoA) signed by SAMHSA's Grants Management Officer is sent to the applicant agency. The NoA is the sole obligating document that allows the grantee to receive Federal funding for work on the grant project.


Feb 07, 2017


21st Century Cures Act. , Section 1003, Public Law 114-TBD.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.


Not Applicable.


Other - Not Specified.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Each allotment is available for obligation and expenditure during the fiscal year it was allotted, through the end of the subsequent fiscal year for which the State is receiving the award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds.

Post Assistance Requirements


Biannual Program report Annual FFR.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Biannual Progress Report.

Annual federal financial reports (SF-425) are required.

A State receiving a grant under subsection shall include in a report related to substance abuse submitted to the Secretary pursuant to section 1942 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.

300x?52), a description of? (1) the purposes for which the grant funds received by the State under such subsection for the preceding fiscal year were expended and a description of the activities of the State under the program; and (2) the ultimate recipients of amounts provided to the State in the grant.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds, and records related to the grant must be retained for 3 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Formula Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $484,491,947; and FY 18 est $474,479,556

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

CFR 200/45 CFR Part 75 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS awards; also the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Roger George 5600 Fisher Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: roger.george@samhsa.hhs.gov Phone: 2402761418

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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