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North Carolina Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program 2019

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $6,499,195)

The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic. The Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) has been incorporated into the FY 2019 COAP solicitation. The purpose of the Harold Rogers PDMP is to improve collaboration and strategic decision making among regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health entities to address prescription drug and opioid abuse, save lives, and reduce crime.

COAP aims to reduce opioid abuse and the number of overdose fatalities, as well as to mitigate the impacts on crime victims by supporting comprehensive, collaborative initiatives. The program also supports the implementation, enhancement, and proactive use of PDMPs to support clinical decision making and prevent the abuse and diversion of controlled substances. Grantees are prohibited from using federal funds to support activities that violate the Controlled Substances Act.

The objective of Category 2 is to support states in their efforts to implement, enhance, or evaluate effective opioid-related efforts within the criminal justice system.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (NC DHHS) will implement evidence based strategies to reduce the rate of opioid overdose associated with individuals involved in the local justice system. NC DHHS will competitively sub award 9 sites to implement pre-arrest diversion programs, jail-based overdose prevention education and naloxone upon release, and jail-based medication assisted treatment and connections to care upon release. Six sites will be new projects and three sites will involve expanding or enhancing existing projects.


Date Created: September 29, 2019