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Grant Opportunities

The Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) directly allocates approximately $10 million in crisis funding each year. For fiscal year 2020, approximately $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.

UPDATE as of 12/20/19: The OOCC has extended the deadline for mid-period proposals for fiscal year 2020 funds. The new deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Please click here to view a copy of the application and instructions on applying for a grant. The OOCC has roughly $600,000 available to award as a result of returned/canceled grants.

The OOCC has identified the following programs as a priority for this mid-period funding:

  • Prevention programming focusing on children and adolescents to mitigate the impact of substance use within their families and communities
  • Crisis services, including mobile crisis and crisis stabilization services
  • Mobile SUD services, including informational, counseling, and treatment services
  • Harm reduction programs
  • Information/public awareness campaigns

It is absolutely essential that all project timelines assume a tentative start date of February 1, 2020 and an end date of June 30, 2020. No exceptions can or will be made. Projects involving new personnel or capital expenditures are highly discouraged due to this shortened time frame.

As described above, the full application package now is due to the OOCC by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The application package may be submitted to Danielle Holmes at The application package must include the signatures described in the application (county administration, health officer, and emergency manager). The application must also include complete performance measures and targets. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

The following documents provide helpful information about making application for an OOCC grant:

For information on additional grant opportunities, visit the Governor’s Grants Office.