The University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement (CDPE) will manage a $3.5 million grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the federal program known as Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-level Intervention Initiative (COOCLI). With this grant, the center will fund and study innovative initiatives that:
- Undertake research activities that entail implementing and evaluating community-based efforts to fight the opioid overdose epidemic; and
- Support and promote the partnership of law enforcement and public health agencies, whose collaboration is critical to reducing overdose and other harms of opioid (mis)use.
The grant will help identify innovative solutions that move beyond traditional health and law enforcement policies. UB’s center, housed in the College of Public Affairs, will act as the authority for all administrative and financial aspects of the grant. CDPE encourages local government agencies, public and private universities, advocacy organizations and nonprofits nationwide to apply for funding from the grant.
CDPE and UB officials will begin accepting applications for subawards from the grant on October 1, 2018. Applications are due to UB no later than October 31, 2018. Organizations that wish to apply for funding for their opioid intervention effort may do so by following the instructions provided in the application guidelines found below.