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Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-4456
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Vestena Robbins
(502) 782-6108

Proposals Now Being Accepted to Address NAS by Expanding Treatment and Recovery Services for Pregnant and Parenting Women
With Opioid Use Disorders


It is well established that substance abuse, particularly opioid use disorder, has reached epidemic levels in Kentucky. As a subgroup, women of child-bearing age and those who are pregnant and parenting are at extreme risk for poor outcomes, including adverse events such as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). While progress has been evident, much remains to be done to turn the tide of this epidemic.

The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) and the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (KDBHDID) are partnering to distribute up to $2.3M to eligible providers through a competitive grant application process. Not-for-profit providers [501(c)3] licensed to do business in Kentucky with at least two (2) years of continuous service to the population of focus are eligible to apply.

Proposals are being solicited that address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) by developing or expanding comprehensive evidence-based residential treatment services and/or treatment and recovery supports to pregnant and parenting women with OUD who are transitioning from residential services. Proposals should include the provision of treatment and case management services, trauma-focused treatment for the parenting mother, attachment therapy for the mother-infant dyad, and ongoing parenting training and support through the infant’s first year of life.

To ensure alignment with priority areas of need, KDBHDID and KY-ASAP staff will host a mandatory funding opportunity technical assistance teleconference on June 21 from 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT. The Access Number is (866) 889-3903 and the Participant Passcode is 3836000#.

Application materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on July 7, 2017.

Grant application materials are available through links in the Related Links box on this page.

Last Updated 6/19/2017 1:47:50 PM
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