HOPE Taskforce seeks grant applicants
The DuPage County Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce announced that grants between $25,000 and $50,000 each are available for local government and 501(c)3 nonprofit community organizations to fight the opioid crisis in the county.
For the first time, to increase community partnership, eligible groups are asked to submit grant applications directly to the HOPE Taskforce.
"Fighting the opioid epidemic is a community effort. We are looking for local organizations to assist the HOPE Taskforce in its efforts to address opioid use disorder in DuPage County by providing suggestions on where we should allocate our financial resources," said Greg Hart, HOPE Taskforce co-chair.
Proposals must serve DuPage County residents and align with the framework of the HOPE Taskforce: reduce access to drugs; reduce opioid use and misuse; increase overdose response; provide integrated mental health and substance use disorder treatment and recovery; and address substance use prevention and education.
"We are looking for creative ideas that will enhance our work to reduce the impact of the epidemic that continues to take too many lives," said Dr. Lanny Wilson, HOPE Taskforce co-chair.
Grant submissions must be received by the HOPE Taskforce no later than noon Friday, Dec. 6. Grant recipients will be notified by Jan. 31.
The grant funding is made possible by the DuPage County Board, which has agreed to provide $100,000 annually to support the work of the HOPE Taskforce.
For a complete list of requirements and to apply, visit hopedupage.org/2019funding/.