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Nonprofit hospitals and emergency departments, including free standing EDs and Rural Emergency Hospitals, can apply through March 6 for up to $500,000 per year for up to three years to develop and implement alternatives to opioids for pain management in hospitals and ED settings, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced recently. The agency expects to award up to 14 grants under the program. Health care facilities and other eligible entities also can apply through March 7 for up to $750,000 per year for five years to administer medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders. SAMSHA expects to award about 24 MAT grants, including up to 13 for tribal organizations.
The purpose of this program is to develop and implement alternatives to opioids for pain management in hospitals and emergency department (ED) settings and reduce the likelihood of future opioid misuse. This program also supports identification of, and intervention for, individuals presenting with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
Eligibility is statutorily limited to domestic nonprofit hospitals and emergency departments, including free standing emergency departments and Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs).