Request for Proposals

Opioid/Substance Abuse Funding


STEVENS County is committed to reducing the negative impacts associated with opioid use disorders by partnering with key sectors on an Advisory Council. The Opioid Taskforce will guide the spending of the National Opioid Settlement dollars locally to save lives and prevent further damage.  Total settlement dollars over a period of 18 years are expected to be over $540,000.  This first round of funding will be $60,000 or multiyear proposals may be considered based on availability or future funds.

The Stevens County Community Partner Funding Request document provides the instructions and information needed to complete the grant application.

This funding opportunity seeks to:

  • Foster Collaboration: Encourage collaboration among community-based organizations, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and other stakeholders to develop and implement innovative opioid prevention programs.
  • Promote Education: Support initiatives that raise awareness about the risks of opioid misuse, enhance education on safe prescribing practices, and empower individuals and families with knowledge to prevent opioid addiction.
  • Expand Access to Treatment and Support: Fund projects that improve access to evidence-based treatment, harm reduction services, and support for individuals struggling with opioid use disorder.
  • Advance Research and Data Collection: Invest in research efforts that provide critical insights into local opioid trends and their impact, enabling data-driven decision-making for prevention efforts.

Sealed proposals will be received by Stevens County, Minnesota at the Stevens County Courthouse, 400 Colorado Ave, Morris, MN 56267 for access to the Stevens County Opioid/Substance Abuse Funding in Morris, MN, at the following times and dates: Proposals will be received on an ongoing basis (stamped in and held). 

The County reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals, and to waive any informalities or irregularities in any Proposal or in the RFP process. Each Proposal and other enclosures shall be enclosed in an opaque, sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the Proposer and addressed to the Owner, alternate delivery method includes scanned and emailed PDF in full to rebeccayoung@co.stevens.mn.us.  

Request for Proposal document is available at www.co.stevens.mn.us, and https://horizonpublichealth.org/program/opioid-settlement-advisory-councils/.   The successful proposal will be awarded through grant funds, and successful grantee will be required to comply with all grant monitoring guidelines specified in the advertisement.  

Please submit all questions regarding RFP to: Rebecca Young, Stevens County Administrator at 320.208.6583, by appointment, or by email.

BY THE ORDER OF: Stevens County Board of Commissioners, Rebecca Young Clerk of the Board

 

Opioid Settlement - Stevens County Community Partner Funding Request Instructions (PDF)