Applications Due Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) today released its call for proposals for FY2020 OOCC funds. Learn more and apply.
The OOCC directly allocates approximately $10 million in crisis funding each year. In Fiscal Year 2020, $4 million of these crisis funds will be allocated as block grants to opioid intervention teams (OITs) in Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. The balance of the OOCC’s crisis fund budget will be used to provide grants to other state agencies, local governments, and private community-based programs, and to support the OOCC’s operating budget.
In March 2017, Governor Larry Hogan announced a supplemental budget of $50 million in new funding over a five-year period to support Maryland’s prevention and education, enforcement, and treatment and recovery efforts in response to the heroin and opioid epidemic.
Before It’s Too Late is the state’s effort to bring awareness to this epidemic and to mobilize resources for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery. Marylanders grappling with a substance use disorder can find help at BeforeItsTooLateMD.org or by calling 211 and pressing 1. Individuals also can call 211 and press 1 or text their zip code to 898-211 to speak with knowledgeable crisis call specialists.