Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Paraprofessionals

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Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Paraprofessionals: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Paraprofessionals program. The purpose of this program is to enhance community-based experiential training for students preparing to become peer support specialists and other types of behavioral health-related paraprofessionals with a focus on Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders (SUD) prevention, treatment and recovery services. Consistent with the statutory authority, applicants must also demonstrate a special focus on preservice or in-service training of paraprofessional child and adolescent mental health workers to understand the specific concerns of children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth in high need and high demand areas who are at risk for behavioral health disorders. The program is designed to expand and improve direct access to quality treatment and foster an integrated and/or interprofessional approach to address OUD and other SUD treatment emphasizing the role of the family and lived experience of the consumer through academic, community and non-traditional community organization partnerships. The program also supports career development in behavioral health for paraprofessional career progression as well as the development of skills and expertise of staff, facilitators, and training instructors in prevention, treatment, and recovery services of OUD and other SUDs. Award recipients will impact the behavioral health workforce by increasing the number of behavioral health-related paraprofessionals and transforming integrated and interprofessional teams to effectively prevent and treat OUD and other SUDs in community-based practices.
Federal Grant Title: Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Paraprofessionals
Federal Agency Name: Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS-HRSA)
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-19-089
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.732
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 7th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: May 7th, 2019
Posted Date: March 8th, 2019
Creation Date: March 8th, 2019
Archive Date: July 6th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $29,800,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $900,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 33
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 8th, 2019
Category Explanation
https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?fCycleID=30a395f4-4031-4a31-b50b-bfceae019207
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants include the following: State-licensed mental health nonprofit and for-profit organizations. These organizations must be able to carry out programs for pre-service or in-service training of paraprofessional child and adolescent mental health workers. These programs can include occupations such as peer support specialist, peer support counselor, community health worker, outreach worker, social services aide, substance abuse/addictions worker, youth worker, and promotor/a (for full list of occupations see the definitions section). For the purpose of this NOFO, these organizations may include academic institutions, including universities, community colleges and technical schools, which must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency, as specified by the U.S. Department of Education. Tribal Organizations may apply for this these funds, if otherwise eligible. In addition to the 50 states, eligible entities include the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau.
Grant Announcement Contact
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
OWEP-para@hrsa.gov
Contact Nicole M. Wilkerson at (301)443-6666 or email OWEP-para@hrsa.gov
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