Learn More: General Application

About the General Application

The general proposal allows flexibility for you to build-your-own proposal; you can submit any project related to opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery. We want you to assess your community’s needs and propose a solution to address existing gaps in services.

The funding is intended for the creation or expansion of opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery projects. The money is not meant to replace or supplant existing funding. 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 guidelines to evaluate your proposal.


Should you hire a grant writer?

No, applications are designed to be user-friendly.

Is there a deadline for any proposal?

The deadline for the coalition partnership empowerment (COPE) proposal was March 2023. The deadline for the Life Care Specialist (LCS) application was April 2024. None of the other proposal types have deadlines. Please take your time with your application as there is no rush.

Is there a limit to the number of applications you can submit?

There is no limit to the number of applications an organization can submit and, because the funding will be available for over a decade, we encourage you to give each project the attention and focus it needs to be successful.

What happens if your application was funded and you cannot finish the proposed project?

If you do not meet your proposed goals and objectives, funding will be recouped by ARORP.

How do you ask the mayor or county judge for a signature?

Because ARORP settlement funds are owned by Arkansas cities and counties, you will need the mayor(s) and county judge(s) in your jurisdiction to sign off on your proposal. When approaching your mayor(s) or judge(s), we recommend that you request a meeting to provide a brief overview of your proposed project. Be respectful of your city and county leadership.

What materials do you need to submit if you intend to purchase/remodel/expand property?

  • Appraisal
  • Proof of financial success
  • Support/recommendation letters
  • Verification that the property is zoned for your intended purpose
  • Verification that the property can support your projected number of participants (sewage, electric)
  • Photos of property underwriter’s review (this is your insurance)
  • Sketch of the building you intend to purchase, build, or remodel
  • Seller property disclosure
  • Licensures or Certifications
  • Functional job description of staff allocated to the project
  • Please be sure to adopt the NARR Code of Ethics (National Alliance of Recovery Residences) if you plan to offer recovery housing. Sign and download.
  • Any other supporting documents you would like to send. If you have additional items to upload, please send them to arorp22@gmail.com.

What projects have been funded in the past?

Visit www.arorp.org/news/ and www.arorp.org/progress/ to see examples of projects funded across the state.

How detailed should your budget be?

Plan to submit itemized quotes rather than rough estimations. If you have a line item for “staff training,” for example, please break out the trainings you plan to attend as well as line items for each travel expense.

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