United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
06/10/19 5:00 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA land grant and Tribal colleges and universities for rural health education programming to address the reduction and/or prevention of opioid abuse and misuse. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.
Grant program proposals in the individual and family health education area are expected to be health education projects that provide individuals and families living in rural areas with:
- Information as to the value of good health at any age;
- Information to increase individual or families’ motivation to take more responsibility for
their own health;
- Information about and access to health promotion activities; and
- Training for volunteers and health services providers concerning health promotion and health care services for individuals and families in cooperation with state, local and community partners.
In FY 2019, NIFA will continue the support of the implementation of evidence-based, outcome-based educational approaches and programs delivered through an Extension model which promote protective factors and reduce the impact of risk factors leading to the prevention of initiation of substance use, delayed early use, and the progression from use to problematic use or to a substance use disorder. Since the occurrence and context of risk behavior is complex, applicants are encouraged to address intersecting factors that have the potential to also prevent or reduce opioid initiation, misuse, and abuse. Additionally, where appropriate, NIFA would like to encourage collaborative approaches with allied health sciences located at academic institutions, local health care entities, and community organizations.
According to the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, evidenced-based programs can significantly reduce substance misuse and abuse if implemented well. However, many schools and communities are using programs with the least evidence. For the RHSE program, all projects and approaches must be research-informed. Proposed projects implementing programs and approaches with documented evidence of impact on preventing and/or reducing opioid misuse and abuse will be given priority consideration. Programs and approaches currently developing an evidence base will also be considered.
In FY 2019, the RHSE program will support: a) projects implementing new Extension programs or approaches in the area of individual and family health education focused on the prevention and/or reduction of opioid misuse and abuse; b) projects seeking to scale-up to State or multistate levels already established programs or approaches with demonstrated evidence of impact in the area of individual and family health education focused on the prevention and/or reduction of opioid misuse and abuse. An applicant may form a multi-state partnership to support scaling-up a program or approach.
In order to achieve RHSE goals for efficiency and reach, meaningful collaborations among 1862, 1890, and 1994 land-grant institutions within a given State or Region are highly encouraged, as well as collaborations with other relevant organizations. Roles of partner organizations and their necessity on the project must be clearly described in the proposal.
For additional project requirements and recommendations, see pages 8-9 of the RFA: https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/fy-2019-rural-health-and-safety-education-program-rfa-revised.pdf#page=8
GrantWatch ID#: 155310
Number of New Awards Anticipated for FY 2019: 8-10
Proposed budgets must not exceed $350,000 total for a two-year project period. The Estimated Minimum Award is $250,000.
Project Period: 2 years
The project start date must be September 1, 2019 and the end date must be August 31, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information, contact:
Ahlishia J'Nae Shipley, National Program Leader
Telephone: (202) 401-6854
Aida Balsano, Ph.D., National Program Leader
Telephone: (202) 720-4436
Bruce Mertz, Team Leader, Team I
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