Opioids

CUMBERLAND — The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is accepting concept papers for 2017 AmeriCorps State-Targeted Priority program grants.

The grants fund service activities that address the need to prevent prescription drug and opioid abuse and strengthen law enforcement and community relations.

The Office on Service and Volunteerism is partnering with Gov. Larry Hogan’s Opioid Operational Command Center, the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

“Marylanders from every corner of the state know the devastation that heroin and opioid abuse can cause,” said Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford. “That’s why it’s so important that groups already dedicated to community service become a part of our statewide fight to end this epidemic.”

Through additional funds provided by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service, the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism has hired a special initiatives coordinator to assist in the grant process.  

The first step in the application process for a grant is to submit a concept paper, due by 10 a.m. March 10. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 24. The full grant application will be due in April. The funding year will run from August 15, 2017, to August 14, 2018. To submit a concept paper or for more information, visit gosv.maryland.gov/available-funding/.

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS, ctn@times-news.com

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