Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project
Grants Awarded to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Indian Country
The IHS Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Behavioral Health awarded 35 grants to Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations to combat the opioid epidemic in Indian Country. This expanded funding is part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ five-point strategy to fight the opioid overdose epidemic in America.
The Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects (COIPP) grantees will implement innovative approaches to address the opioid crisis in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities through the following objectives:
- Increase public awareness and education about culturally-appropriate and family-centered opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery practices and programs.
- Create comprehensive support teams to strengthen and empower AI/AN families by addressing the opioid crisis.
- Reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose related deaths through the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT).
Read the list of 2021 COIPP Grant awardees [PDF - 471 KB].
COIPP Application information is for reference only and may be found on the COIPP Funding Information page.