There are several categories of proposals you can submit. The general proposal allows you to submit any project related to opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery. We want you to assess your community’s needs, then develop a project that addresses those needs. Apply to be a naloxone community hero to bring naloxone and training on its use to families in your community. (Please note that naloxone from ARORP cannot be distributed or sold to first responders or harm reduction groups.) Community coalitions can apply for extra training through CADCA with a coalition partnership empowerment proposal. If you are in law enforcement, the overdose response team application can improve your agency’s response to overdose.
Arkansas received master settlement funding from the National Prescription Opiate Litigation. The settlement funding will be split evenly between Arkansas cities, counties, and the state. The cities (represented by the Arkansas Municipal League) and the counties (represented by Arkansas Association of Counties) came together to create the Arkansas Opioid Recovery Partnership to distribute settlement funds to opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery projects that will abate the opioid epidemic.
The funding is meant to be start-up money for projects in opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery. The money is not meant to replace or supplant existing funding. More specific guidelines are provided at www.arorp.org/funding-opportunities/. Exhibit E, found at www.arorp.org/funding-opportunities/, specifies exactly how settlement funds must be used. The ARORP Advisory Board will use Exhibit E to evaluate your proposal.
No, applications are designed to be user-friendly.
The deadline for the coalition partnership empowerment proposal is March 15, 2023. None of the other proposal categories have deadlines.
There is no limit to the amount of applications an organization can submit. The funding will be available for over a decade, so we encourage you to give each project the attention and focus it needs to be successful.
Yes, multiple projects may be funded in a single city or county.
No. Each time you apply for a project, you will need to present it before your mayor(s) and county judge(s).