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Opioid Operational Command Center Announces Call for Fiscal Year 2022 Grant Proposals

Updated: April 30, 2021

NOTICE: The Opioid Operational Command Center is extending its grants deadline for the fiscal year 2022 Competitive Grants Program to Wednesday, May 5th at 5:00PM in order to allow applicants additional time to obtain the required signature(s) of support. Further information regarding the OOCC’s Competitive Grants Program is contained in the press release below. Please contact us with any questions regarding this opportunity. Thank you.

Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for grants under its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 22) Competitive Grant Program.

The purpose of the OOCC’s Competitive Grant Program is to distribute grant funding to the highest-scoring proposals received from state and local governments and community-based partners that serve to meet some of the greatest needs around the state. The funding available for the OOCC’s FY 22 Competitive Grants Program is approximately $5 million.

State agencies, local governments (including local school systems), and community-based partners are eligible to apply for Competitive Grant Program funding. All project proposals must address the opioid crisis through the Hogan Administration’s policy priorities of Prevention & Education, Enforcement & Public Safety, and/or Treatment & Recovery. Additionally, projects must align with the goals established in the state’s Inter-Agency Opioid Coordination Plan.

Interested parties should review this document, which includes the applicable key dates, application form, application process, evaluation standards, funding specifications, reporting requirements, and more. Additionally, completed copies of this budget template and this application form must be included with all submissions. Please contact Khalil Cutair at with further questions.

On April 6, 2021, the OOCC conducted a virtual information session to assist eligible organizations that are interested in applying for OOCC Competitive Grant Program funding. The session covered an overview of the Competitive Grant Program, address application requirements, and describe the evaluation process by the OOCC Grants Scoring Committee. This event was recorded and can be viewed here.

All key dates: 

  • Call for proposals release date: Friday, March 17, 2021
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (deadline extended)
  • Award decisions: June 16, 2021 (tentative)
  • Anticipated period of performance: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022