Friday, October 28, 2016

New Youth Opioid Prevention Program Seeks Requests

A new funding opportunity has been created by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office to combat youth substance abuse by expanding education and preventative programming through schools and community organizations.

The Youth Opioid Prevention (YOP) grant program has been established by Attorney General Maura Healey by utilizing $500,000 from a settlement with CVS Pharmacy earlier this year. The YOP grant is designed to support school-based prevention education initiatives to address opioid dependence and addiction across the Commonwealth.

The Attorney General’s Office is currently accepting grant applications for programs focused on elementary and middle schools and groups that foster community collaboration, including nonprofit organizations, municipalities, health providers and law enforcement agencies.

The deadline to submit proposals is 4:00 p.m. on Friday December 16. Further information on the YOP grant and the application process can be found at