#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Addressing the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic in the US

Opioid abuse and addition have developed to epidemic proportions in the United States.

“In 2014, more than 28,000 people died from opioid overdose, and at least half of those deaths involved a prescription opioid. Many more became addicted to prescription and illegal opioids,” reads an article on the opioid epidemic on the website of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The following recent grant opportunities highlight the range of U.S. government agencies and programs currently addressing the opioid epidemic:

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1. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health – Marijuana, Prescription Opioid, or Prescription Benzodiazepine Drug Use Among Older Adults (R01)

Despite significant scientific advancements made in substance use disorder research over the last century, the causes and consequences of drug use in later life remain poorly understood. The intent of this funding opportunity announcement is to support innovative research that examines aspects of marijuana and prescription opioid and benzodiazepine use in adults aged 50 and older. This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages research that examines the determinants of these types of drug use and/or characterizes the resulting neurobiological alterations, associated behaviors, and public health consequences. This initiative will focus on two distinct populations of older adults: individuals with earlier onset of drug use who are now entering this stage of adult development or individuals who initiate drug use after the age of 50.

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#FundingFriday: Over 50 Grants Posted this Week on Grants.gov

Federal agencies have posted over 50 funding opportunities on Grants.gov in the last week. Below are just a few highlights from these opportunities from NASA and USAID, as well as the Departments of Commerce, Interior, Justice, State, Health and Human Services, and more.

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#FundingFriday: 4 Research Grants Posted this Week by Energy, Interior, Agriculture, and Health

Federal government agencies support a variety of research and development grants. This week, agencies posted opportunities for research in the areas of plasma science, social science, neurology, agriculture, and more.

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Exploring Eligibility: Can Foreign Nonprofits and NGOs Apply for U.S. Federal Government Grants?

Several weeks ago, we explored the topic of federal grant eligibility for nonprofit organizations. But what if your nonprofit organization is based outside of the United States? Are you eligible to apply for and receive a federal grant?

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Yes! Foreign nonprofit entities and nongovernmental organizations (NGO) may apply for federal grants. However, eligibility varies for each grant program, so continue reading to understand this process.

Great! I know the grant I want to apply for. How do I get started?

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#FundingFriday: Over 50 Grants Related to Health Posted This Week

Are you looking for a grant or cooperative agreement to provide health-related services? To provide international AIDS or HIV relief? To conduct research on diabetes or kidney tissue?

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has posted a variety of grants and cooperative agreements to provide these, and other, programs related to health.

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On Thursday alone, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) posted 18 opportunities related to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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