Substance Use Disorder
Grant Program

Investing in the community is a core principle of the Mobilize AZ movement, which promotes better health for Arizonans.

Mobilize AZ accepts proposals for opioid misuse and substance use disorder projects annually from January through late March. Organizations and academic institutions engaged in efforts to further prevention, treatment, resiliency, and recovery are invited to apply.

Winning proposals are for projects that expand resources, are scalable or have the potential to increase system capacity, and have a measurable impact.

March 29, 2019 was the submission deadline for 2019 proposals. Opportunities for 2020 funding will open in January 2020.

Substance Use Disorder Grant Categories

 
Seed Grant
Innovation Grant
Expansion Grant

Purpose:

Applicant seeks to fund scalable or proof of concept program, curriculum, or other activities.

Applicant seeks to fund program or other activities that:

  • Bridge an identified gap
  • Implement new ideas and/or novel strategies
  • Build community capacity to address relevant issues through innovative partnerships

Applicant seeks to expand or enhance an existing program and/or activities that have demonstrated outcomes.


 
$20,000 – $49,999
$50,000 – $150,000
$50,000 – $150,000

Funding Duration:

Seed grants are designed as one-time only awards with funds provided for a single year.

Innovation grants are initially awarded for a one-year period. May apply for single-year renewals, up to a maximum of two times, based on solid outcomes.

Expansion grants are initially awarded for a one-year period. May apply for single-year renewals, up to a maximum of two times, based on solid outcomes.


Applicant Criteria:

  • Non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and for-profit organizations may apply for a grant to further work related to opioid and substance use prevention, treatment, and/or recovery.
  • Grant dollars may not be used to fund administrative costs. Administrative costs include staff and salaries.

Substance Use Disorder Grant Categories

Seed Grant

Purpose:

Applicant seeks to fund scalable or proof of concept program, curriculum, or other activities.


$20,000 – $49,999

Funding Duration:

Seed grants are designed as one-time only awards with funds provided for a single year.


Applicant Criteria:

  • Non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and for-profit organizations may apply for a grant to further work related to opioid and substance use prevention, treatment, and/or recovery.
  • Grant dollars may not be used to fund administrative costs. Administrative costs include staff and salaries.
Innovation Grant

Purpose:

Applicant seeks to fund program or other activities that:

  • Bridge an identified gap
  • Implement new ideas and/or novel strategies
  • Build community capacity to address relevant issues through innovative partnerships

$50,000 – $150,000

Funding Duration:

Innovation grants are initially awarded for a one-year period. May apply for single-year renewals, up to a maximum of two times, based on solid outcomes.


Applicant Criteria:

  • Non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and for-profit organizations may apply for a grant to further work related to opioid and substance use prevention, treatment, and/or recovery.
  • Grant dollars may not be used to fund administrative costs. Administrative costs include staff and salaries.
Expansion Grant

Purpose:

Applicant seeks to expand or enhance an existing program and/or activities that have demonstrated outcomes.


$50,000 – $150,000

Funding Duration:

Expansion grants are initially awarded for a one-year period. May apply for single-year renewals, up to a maximum of two times, based on solid outcomes.


Applicant Criteria:

  • Non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and for-profit organizations may apply for a grant to further work related to opioid and substance use prevention, treatment, and/or recovery.
  • Grant dollars may not be used to fund administrative costs. Administrative costs include staff and salaries.

How to apply for a Mobilize AZ Grant

March 29, 2019 was the submission deadline for 2019 proposals. Opportunities for 2020 funding will open in January 2020.

  1. Tell us a little about your organization to download the Request-for-Proposal (RFP) application form.
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  2. Submit your proposal to MobilizeAZ@azblue.com.
  3. Receive award decision. If selected, BCBSAZ will send grantee paperwork for you to fill out.
  4. Receive funds to begin work.
  5. Track and report as per grant requirements.

Download Helpful Resources

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Helpful Resources


Grant Budget Template
A guide for the initial proposal budget and quarterly reporting

Grant Invoice Template
Format to use for speedy invoice processing

Grant Program FAQ
Answers to questions about grant proposals