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Opioid Operational Command Center Announces Call for FY2021 Grant Proposals

Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for grants under its Fiscal Year 2021 Competitive Grant Program. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus disruption, the application deadline for FY21 proposals has been further extended to Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5 p.m.

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 private, community-based partners that serve to meet some of the greatest needs around the state. The funding available for the OOCC’s FY21 Competitive Grants Program is approximately $5 million.

State agencies, local governments (including local school systems), and private, community-based partners are eligible to apply for Competitive Grant Program funding. All project proposals must address the opioid crisis through the governor’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. Note that application signature options have been expanded due to the coronavirus disruption. Additionally, completed copies of this budget template and this application form must be included with all submissions. Please contact Danielle Holmes at or Khalil Cutair at with further questions. 

All key dates: 

  • Call for proposals release date: Friday, March 6, 2020
  • EXTENDED application deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020, 5 p.m. 
  • NEW award decision target: Mid-July, 2020 (tentative and subject to change)
  • Anticipated period of performance: July 15, 2020 – June 30, 2021