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Posted on: January 10, 2019

State Opioid Response (SOR) Request for Proposals

State Opioid Response request for proposals document

State Opioid Response (SOR) Request for ProposalS 

FREDERICK, MD --  The Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) was recently awarded a two year "State Opioid Response (SOR)" grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This award is to support the ongoing statewide efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The SOR grant is designed to address Maryland's opioid crisis by increasing access to evidence-based treatment, reducing unmet treatment needs, and reducing opioid related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

Dedicated statewide funding has been identified to expand recovery housing for young adults with an Opioid Use Disorder (18-25 years of age) in the amount of $298,395, and for adults and older adults with an Opioid Use Disorder (over 26 years of age) in the amount of $1,536,199. The goal is to expand the number of credentialed recovery houses to support 160 adults and 8-12 young adults. The grant period is September 30, 2018 through September 29, 2020.

BHA is soliciting proposals for recovery housing from Local Behavioral Health Authorities (LBHAs) and Local Addiction Authorities (LAAs). The Frederick County Health Department, Behavioral Health Services division, serves as Frederick County’s LAA. Proposals for recovery residence services in Frederick County must meet criteria set forth in the BHA’s solicitation and are due to the Frederick County Health Department by January 182019 by 5:00 pm. For questions, email Sarah Drennan at or call 301-600-3443.

The State Opioid Response (SOR) Request for Proposals for Recovery Housing can be found at The preferred method for submission is via email to Proposals may also be submitted in person at the Behavioral Health Services front desk, which can be accessed through Entrance C at the Frederick County Health Department, 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702.


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