NC State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant

On May 1, 2017, North Carolina received $15,586,724 to address the opioid crisis through the 21st Century Cures Act, State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants. 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded the grant to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services to increase access to prevention, treatment and recovery supports, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

  • Eighty percent of these funds must support outreach, engagement, treatment and recovery services.
  • Grant funds are expected to serve at least 1,460 individuals in the first year.

This grant will allow North Carolina to serve a greater number of individuals experiencing opioid use disorders and expand the number of medication-assisted treatment and opioid use disorder treatment providers into the future.

Project and budget narratives are below.