Request for Funding Applications

Acceptance Notification: Feb. 24, 2023

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), invites community behavioral health organizations, harm reduction organizations and other community-based organizations to apply for grant funding to support overdose prevention efforts.

Through a competitive Request for Funding Applications (RFA) process, up to 25 sites will be selected to implement evidence-based or promising strategies to enhance and expand critical services that reduce the risk of overdose by increasing engagement in evidence-based and innovative harm reduction treatments, linkage to care and peer support services. Awards will be made in amounts of up to $100,000 for projects up to 12 months beginning in March 2023. In addition to funding support, selected implementation sites will receive and participate in training and technical assistance (TTA) opportunities.

Eligible applicants include community-based organizations in the U.S. that provide services within a city, county or multiple geographic locations with a total population of 400,000 people or more. Applicants must use the 2020–2021 U.S. Census city or county data to confirm population for the geographic area to be served.

Applications must be submitted online by Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

Questions? View the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document or watch the recording and view the slides from the informational office hour session on 1/11/23 to learn more.

Please contact J’Neal Woods at with any additional questions.

This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $3,000,000 with 100% funded by CDC/HHS. The content is that of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, CDC/HHS or the U.S. Government.