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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) - Planning

Beginning September 2018, FADAA was awarded a planning grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under their Rural Communities Opioid Response Program. The grant is part of HRSA’s multiple efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The Planning grant allowed the development of multi-sector consortia in rural communities to develop plans to implement and sustain opioid use disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment and recovery services.

FADAA collaborated with several agencies in one planning grant proposal that would benefit five rural counties:

  • Disc Village, Inc., lead agency for Madison/Taylor Counties
  • Meridian Behavioral Health, Inc., lead agency for Dixie County
  • Guidance Care, Inc., lead agency for Monroe County
  • Tri-County Human Services, lead agency for Hardee County
  • Big Bend CBC, lead for statewide data
  • WellFlorida Council, evaluator

During this one-year project, counties are expected to:

  • form an opioid-focused community consortium with formalized Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between its members;
  • conduct and document a local needs assessment that inventories opportunities and gaps within the community; and
  • develop workforce, service delivery and sustainability plans.

The activities are expected to mobilize community members from many sectors who will be committed to address the opioid crises in their community for the long term. HRSA provides funding opportunities for the implementation of those plans on a competitive basis. Please contact us to find out more information:

Linda Radigan
Director of Rural Counties Opioid Project Response – Planning
Phone: 850-878-2196


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The information is provided in good faith solely for informational purposes and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, the Florida Department of Children and Families, or the State of Florida. This information is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.