Over the past several months, NASADAD has received an increasing number of questions about the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) grant programs, which are administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In response, we have created a timeline of STR and SOR that outlines key dates, such as: when grants were authorized; when Congress appropriated funds; when funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) were released; funding award periods for States for each of the grant programs; and more.
NASADAD has released a section-by-section summary of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (P.L. 115-271). The SUPPORT Act was signed into law on October 24, 2018, and contains several provisions related to Medicaid, Medicare, FDA, CDC, SAMHSA, ONDCP, and more.
On September 28, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6157, the FY 2019 appropriations bill for the Department of Defense and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, and Related Agencies. The enrolled bill provides full-year funding (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019) for programs within HHS, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other NASADAD priority programs. NASADAD created an overview of final FY 2019 funding levels for our priority programs within HHS, comparing them to FY 2018 levels.