Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE)
KORE Quick Response Team Program
As part of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE), the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) will award up to six grants to support eligible agencies to establish or expand the Quick Response Team (QRT) model in Kentucky.
Public safety officials often find themselves on the front lines of responding to behavioral health crises but have few resources available to address the needs of people with serious behavioral health conditions. A Quick Response Team provides a way for public safety officials to work with behavioral health providers to serve individuals who have experienced an opioid-related overdose or complication (e.g., blood-borne infection).
QRTs can be composed of emergency response personnel, medical personnel, law enforcement officers, substance abuse treatment providers, public health providers, and peer support specialists. The goal of a QRT is to reduce the incidence of overdoses and overdose fatalities by increasing the number of people who receive Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) services, including harm reduction and treatment services.
DBHDID is soliciting applications from not-for-profit agencies with experience in serving individuals and families experiencing OUD to (1) provide local leadership in developing and sustaining QRT partnerships, (2) establish or expand a QRT with access to the necessary resources and training, and (3) facilitate access to intensive SUD harm reduction, treatment interventions, and recovery services. The application must address how the program will promote and support multiple pathways to recovery, including the use of FDA-approved medications for OUD.
Please use the three links in the Related Links box in applying for QRT assistance.