The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is making available $4 million in grant funding for organizations to establish or expand substance use disorder (SUD) services, community outreach and education to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.
In 2020, overdose death rates increased 39 percent for black Pennsylvanians, compared to 2019. In 2021, black Pennsylvanians died from an overdose at a rate that was nearly two times higher than white Pennsylvanians.
Grants up to $400,000 each will be awarded for a 12-month period beginning July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. Funds can be applied toward a range of activities, including construction and building infrastructure, staffing, and evidence-based programming.
Eligible applicants include organizations that provide services, outreach, and/or education to BIPOC communities in any of the following areas:
- Harm reduction;
- Access to low-barrier medications for opioid use disorder and SUD treatment;
- Recovery and peer supports; and
- Reentry supports.
Funding for these grants is provided from the opioid settlement funding that the General Assembly appropriated to DDAP.
Download the Grant Initiative Funding Application.