Your institution or program may be eligible to apply for federal and state funding to support initiatives related to treating opioid and alcohol dependence.

Below are a few resources you may want to consider as you search for funding opportunities. These resources are updated from time to time so we encourage you to return on a regular basis for opportunities that might be right for your program.*

Public Health Funding Sources:

This website includes resources from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Use to browse funding from agencies like those above. It’s a free, online source that may help you find funding most relevant to your program. Explore by category, agency, eligibility and funding instrument type to customize your search.

Indian Health Services (IHS)

IHS provides federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Criminal Justice Funding Sources:

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

BJA provides funding for many programs and efforts. Search current opportunities. 

Bureau of Prisons (BOP)/National Institute of Corrections (NIC)

Find the most current information on grants offered by the BOP and NIC with Federal Grant Wire. It also maintains an archive of federal grants and loans for reference purposes.

Academic-Funding Sources:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA)

The NIAAA provides an array of extramural grants for research and training projects on alcohol use disorder (AUD) and other health effects of alcohol. 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The NIDA offers funding for initiatives working toward the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and supports public awareness of addiction as a brain disorder.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The AHRQ is beginning to tackle some of the healthcare system’s greatest challenges, including how to provide opioid addiction treatment services in rural communities. 

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

The PCORI supports research that can help a number of populations. It also studies conditions that affect large numbers of people across large populations.

*Organizations listed on this page are not affiliated with Alkermes. Presentation of this information does not imply Alkermes’ endorsement of these organizations nor does it guarantee availability of funding.


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