Background and Overview
Utilizing $500,000 from a settlement with CVS Pharmacy, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is pleased to announce the Youth Opioid Prevention (YOP) grant program. The YOP grant is designed to support school-based prevention education initiatives to address opioid dependence and addiction in Massachusetts. The AGO is accepting grant applications from entities that will implement either a sustainable prevention curriculum or prevention programming within a public school or public school district in Massachusetts.
Applicants should focus their proposals on implementing prevention curricula in public schools or school districts in Massachusetts. Applicants should submit proposals that deliver sustained programming. The AGO is highly interested in proposals focused on elementary and middle schools and those that foster community collaboration (i.e., partnering with community coalitions, health providers, District Attorneys Offices, etc.).
The following types of organizations are eligible to apply:
- Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organizations*;
- Public Schools;
- Public School Districts;
- Community Coalitions & Task Forces;
- Health Providers;
- Youth Development Organizations;
- City/Town Municipalities; and
- Law Enforcement Agencies (including District Attorney’s Offices)
*Non-profit organizations must be in full compliance with all annual reporting requirements of both the AGO and the Internal Revenue Service, as applicable, in order to be eligible for funding.
- Full proposals must be delivered electronically through the AGO’s online grant portal by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to AGOgrants@state.ma.us by email, only until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9. When submitting your question(s), please include “Youth Opioid Prevention Grant” in your email subject line. Questions received and answers provided regarding this RFP will be posted on the AGO’s website here: www.mass.gov/ago/grants.
Applicants with disabilities who seek reasonable accommodation, which may include the receipt of the RFP information in an alternative format, must communicate such requests in writing to AGOgrants@state.ma.us no later than Friday, December 9.