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Third round of funding available through Kansas Fights Addiction grant program

For those organizations that are ready to join or continue the fight against opioid addiction in Kansas, a third round of funding to support substance use disorder (SUD) services across the state is now available through the Kansas Fights Addiction (KFA) grant program.

The funding, which comes from money recovered by the state of Kansas through opioid legal settlements, will be made available through a Request for Proposal (RFP) grant application process. This third RFP is similar to the first round of funding KFA offered in 2023, prioritizing strategies related to treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and linkages to care that were established by the Kansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Advisory Committee in its 2023-2027 state strategic plan.

Eligibility is limited to state agencies, local and county governments and nonprofit organizations that provide services in Kansas for the purpose of preventing, reducing, treating, or otherwise abating or remediating substance use disorders. To be eligible, applicants also must release all legal claims arising from covered conduct against each defendant named in the opioid settlement agreements.

Organizations may apply for up to $300,000 in grant funding through this third RFP, with each grant having a 12-month budget period. 

The Kansas Fights Addiction Act was enacted in 2021 by the Kansas Legislature and authorized creation of the KFA board. Sunflower Foundation, a statewide health philanthropy based in Topeka, serves as the administrator for the grant program.

In the fall of 2023, the KFA board awarded more than $10 million in support of 59 projects across the state aimed at providing SUD services.

Organizations interested in the third round of KFA funding must submit a confirmation of intent to apply by 5 p.m. July 12. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Aug. 2. For more information about deadlines and submissions, the grant application and review process, eligible organizations, and allowable strategies, click the link below to download and view the full RFP. 

Click below to register for an informational webinar related to the third RFP, scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. June 26.

The RFP process for a fourth round of KFA funding, which will prioritize strategies related to prevention, providers and health systems, and public safety and first responders, is anticipated to open Aug. 5.

Go to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office website for additional information about the KFA board and the opioid settlement.

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