deadline extended to Monday, January 9, 2023 at 11:59PM EST.*
support from the CDC, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for the Reducing
Overdose through Community Approaches (ROCA) Mentorship Program.
This funding opportunity pairs mentor local health departments
(LHDs) with experience in overdose prevention with mentee LHDs aiming to
strengthen their jurisdiction’s capacity. Participating LHDs will have the
opportunity to work one-on-one with their mentee/mentor, as well as share
experiences and foster connections with a diverse group of peer LHDs within the
cohort. This program now offers two tracks from which applicants can select key
strategy areas: 1) Overdose Prevention and Response and 2) The Intersection of
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use. Full details of the project
outline and requirements can be found in the respective Mentee Request for Proposals and Mentor Request for Proposals.
NACCHO will select up to twenty-five (25) mentee and mentor LHDs
to award through this funding opportunity. Each mentee applicant may request up
to $150,000 to support project activities. Mentors applying to support one (1)
mentee may request up to $70,000, and mentors applying to support two (2)
mentees may request up to $125,000.
Access the online submission platform for the mentee application and the mentor application here (free MyNACCHO account required). Applications must be submitted
no later than Monday, January 9, 2023 at 11:59PM EST. Submissions after this
deadline will not be considered.
Please see the recording
and the slides
from the Informational Webinar held on November 8th for more information about
this funding opportunity. We have also developed a Frequently Asked Questions
document specific to this funding opportunity as well as a Mentee Application Writing
Tip Sheet and Why you Should Apply as a
If you have any questions, please email NACCHO’s Overdose, Injury,
and Violence Prevention Team at [email protected].