Dear Interested Parties and Potential Subgrantees:

he University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) solicits applications from entities that will expand availability of MAT services and/or provide supportive services in collaboration with SAPTA Certified Behavioral Health Providers, CCBHCs and the IOTRCs (when geographically able) in an effort to provide integrated primary and behavioral health care for adults and adolescents with opioid use disorder.  Funding for this solicitation is made possible through the Nevada State Opioid Response Grant (Grant Number 6H79T1081732-01M003) funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and awarded to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health Prevention and Treatment Program.

As a State Opioid Response (SOR) Grantee, the State of Nevada is required to continue to expand access to overdose prevention, treatment and recovery support services.  Nevada expects to meet the goals of the SOR Grant through the following activities:

  • Implement system design models that will most rapidly address the gaps in their systems of care to deliver evidence-based treatment interventions, including induction and maintenance of medication assisted treatment services (MAT) medication and psychosocial interventions;
  • Implement or expand access to clinically appropriate evidence-based practices (EBPs) for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment, particularly, the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT), i.e., the use of FDA-approved medications (e.g., methadone, buprenorphine products including buprenorphine/naloxone combination formulations and buprenorphine monoproduct formulations, naltrexone products including extended-release and oral formulations or implantable buprenorphine) in combination with psychosocial interventions. (For more relevant resources:
  • Provide treatment transition and coverage for patients reentering communities from criminal justice settings or other rehabilitative settings.
  • Report progress toward increasing availability of treatment for OUD and reducing opioid-related overdose deaths based on measures developed in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); and
  • Ensure individuals have opportunities for engagement in treatment and recovery supports throughout the continuum of care and increase retention in care.
  • Enhance or support the provision of peer and other recovery support services designed to improve treatment access and retention and support long-term recovery.
  • Provide enhanced support for children or families affected by opiate use utilizing EBPs including home care and/or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

For the period of May 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020 (4 months) the goal of this Request for Application (RFA) infusion funding is to expand access to Medication Assisted Treatment, enhance the quality of care for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder and prevent opioid overdoses through increased access to naloxone.  Activities and services will build upon the work accomplished during the 2018-2019 funding cycle that expanded the spoke services to work in conjunction with Integrated Opioid Treatment and Recovery Centers (IOTRC) across the State of Nevada.  The Integrated Opioid Treatment and Recovery Center’s (IOTRC) serve as the regional consultants and subject matter experts on opioid use disorder treatment; provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), clinically appropriate evidence-based interventions for the treatment of OUD, and Recovery services for adult and adolescent populations. 

Completed applications must be received no later than March 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM (PST).

Thank you,

SOR Team

Request for Applications (RFA) Document

Informational Webinar & FAQs

Service Expansion Priority Areas

Outpatient Clinical Treatment and Recovery Services

Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion

Tribal Treatment and Recovery Services

Criminal Justice Treatment and Recovery Services

Peer Recovery Support Services

Mobile Recovery Teams

Community Preparedness Planning for Tribal Organizations

NAS prevention and wrap around treatment and recovery support services (pre-natal and post partum up to one year)


A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders

This manual offers best practices to states, tribes, and local communities on collaborative treatment approaches for pregnant women living with opioid use disorders, and the risks and benefits associated with medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
Topic Area: Opioid-Specific Resources
Populations: Adults, Children and Youth, Women
Target Audience: Care Providers, Clinicians, Community Organizations, Educators, Family and Caregivers, Patients, Policymakers, Prevention Professionals, Program Planners and Administrators, Public
Substances: Opioids
Conditions: Opioid Use Disorder Treatment, Substance Use Treatment

Adult Drug Courts and Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence

This guide highlights the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in drug courts.
Topic Area: Opioid-Specific Resources
Populations: Adults, People in the Criminal Justice System
Target Audience: Care Providers, Clinicians, Community Organizations, Policymakers, Program Planners and Administrators
Substances: Opioids
Conditions: Opioid Use Disorder Treatment, Substance Use Treatment

Opioid Detoxification and Naltrexone Induction Strategies: Recommendations for Clinical Practice

This study describes approaches for transitioning from opioid agonists to detoxification followed by treatment with the opioid antagonist naltrexone as a treatment option for patients.
Topic Area: Opioid-Specific Resources
Populations: Adults, Children and Youth
Target Audience: Care Providers, Clinicians, Policymakers
Substances: Opioids
Conditions: Opioid Use Disorder Treatment, Substance Use Treatment

What Are Peer Recovery Support Services?

This manual explains peer recovery support services designed and delivered by people in recovery from substance use disorders.
Topic Area: Substance Use Treatment & Recovery Populations:
Adults, Children and Youth
Target Audience: Care Providers, Clinicians, Community Organizations, Educators, Family and Caregivers, Patients, Policymakers, Prevention Professionals, Program Planners and Administrators, Public
Conditions: Substance Use Recovery, Substance Use Treatment

Medicaid Coverage and Financing of Medications to Treat Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders

This report presents information about Medicaid coverage of medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol dependence. It covers treatment effectiveness and cost effectiveness. The report also offers examples of innovative approaches in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maryland.

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants

This Clinical Guide provides comprehensive, national guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and their infants. The Clinical Guide helps healthcare professionals and patients determine the most clinically appropriate action for a particular situation and informs individualized treatment decisions.
Topic Area: Opioid-Specific Resources
Populations: Adults, Women
Target Audience: Care Providers, Clinicians, Community Organizations, Educators, Family and Caregivers, Patients, Policymakers, Prevention Professionals, Public
Substances: Opioids
Conditions: Opioid Use Disorder Treatment, Substance Use Treatment

Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan

The AHRQ Academy developed this two-part document for providers treating opioid use disorder in primary care practices, with an emphasis on communities in rural areas that are among the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. Part 1 is an environmental scan describing the significant challenges and barriers to implementing Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) in rural primary care settings, including those related to workforce, stigma, logistics, financing, and policy. Part 2 includes nearly 250 tools and resources available to providers, patients, and communities to help implement MAT in rural primary care settings. These tools have been categorized by topic and address the full spectrum of needs for patients with or at risk for OUD, including prevention, training and education, treatment, and overdose.
Topic Area: Opioid-Specific Resources
Populations: Adults
Target Audience: Care Providers, Community Organizations, Family and Caregivers, Patients, Public
Substances: Opioids, Prescription Drugs
Conditions: Opioid Overdose Prevention, Opioid Use Disorder Treatment, Substance Use Disorders

TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment

This guide helps clinicians influence the change process in their clients by incorporating motivational interventions into substance use disorder treatment programs. It describes different interventions that can be used at all stages of change.

TIP 60: Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services

This manual assists clinicians with implementing technology-assisted care. It highlights the importance of using technology-based assessments and interventions in behavioral health treatment services. The manual also discusses how technology reduces barriers to accessing care.

Additional Documents

Contact Us

Please send us an email and we'll get back to you ASAP.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt