Program Areas for Funding

Overdose Prevention

The Injury & Violence Prevention Section works to help prevent violence, injury (including poisoning and overdose) and suicide in Oregon. OHA maintains injury data information systems and work in multi-disciplinary partnerships to support local- and state-level prevention activities to reduce deaths and disability due to injury. The program’s mission is to reduce the economic, social, and personal burden due to injury in Oregon through partnerships and work with policymakers. Funding provided in this program element is intended to address root causes of substance use disorder, substance misuse, and overdose.

Who can apply?​

We welcome applications from organizations of all sizes and perspectives, especially those that are new and those that have not received funding from OHA before. 

To apply and to be eligible for award of a Grant Agreement, an Applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Any 501(c)(3) organization registered with the Oregon Secretary of State and located in Oregon that provides culturally responsive services to communities in Oregon that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.  Individuals and organizations with 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsors are eligible to apply. Organizations must hold commercial general liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and annual aggregate limit not less than $2,000,000 at the time of Grant award, if awarded. This should not be a barrier to applying. The cost of insurance may be added to the proposed budget and purchased with grant funds after being awarded.
  2. Any partnership or coalition of organizations working together, where the fiscal agent is a 501(c)(3) organization.
  3. All grantees must abide by OHA’s nondiscrimination policy, and state and federal civil rights laws, unless otherwise exempted by federal or state law. Specifically, people participating in OHA-sponsored activities or programs may not be treated unfairly because of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

Total funding available

There is a total of $140,000 (through August 31, 2022). Additional funding may become available to CBOs funded through this program area through June 30, 2023, depending on federal funding.

Eligible activities

  • Funding is available for the activities listed below. Please also propose other policy development and advocacy activities based on community needs and priorities:
      • Overdose prevention community engagement (for example, adapt existing resources to provide culturally-specific trainings on community readiness, risk communication, cultural and language access to information). Examples of information include availability of harm reduction services, “bad batches” of drugs sold without a prescription that can cause multiple overdoses in a community, and the dangers of fake prescription medications/“fentapills” sold without a prescription that contain deadly amounts of fentanyl and other highly toxic drugs;
      • Identify community priorities for prevention of substance use disorder, substance misuse and overdose, including addressing the root causes of health inequities;
      • Address root causes of substance use disorder, substance misuse, and overdose at the individual, relationship, and community levels. This could involve peers with lived experiences and could include community mental health supports such as educational and skills training for young people to improve self-esteem, social competence, and emotional regulation skills, programs that teach parents effective ways to monitor and communicate with their children regarding substance use, positive youth recreational activities as an outlet for risk-taking impulses, or other interventions that strengthen resilience and connectedness.

If you do not see activities that would most benefit your community, please propose other priority activities that would meet your community’s needs.

To learn about what OHA is already funding in this program area, please visit the web page link here.