Virginia Higher Education Opioid Consortium (VHEOC) – RFP 006 Residential Treatment Technical Assistance

November 26, 2019 by


This funding opportunity announcement from the Mount Rogers Community Service Board is seeking assistance in developing and implementing a residential treatment model at the Appalachian Center for Hope, a Family Residential Substance Use Treatment facility.


Southwest Virginia (SW VA) has some of the highest rates of substance use disorders (SUDs) in the country. According to data from the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in 2017, the rate of fatal drug/poison overdose (per 100,00) in SW VA was 20.1 compared to 17.1 statewide. The rate of fatal prescription opioid overdose (excluding Fentanyl) was 6.9 compared to 5.7 statewide. The need for a residential substance use treatment facility is overwhelming, yet few programs of this nature exist in our region, and there is no current gold standard practice in place.

Specific objectives include the determination of evidence-based practices for Family Residential Substance Use Treatment, the provision of technical assistance assistance to implement the evidence based practice, and eventually a cost analysis in relation to this project.

Specific services/activities to meet the objectives include:

  1. Review Family Residential Substance Use Treatment programs to determine best practices that could be replicated to provide an evidence based practice.
  2. Provide technical assistance in relation to implementation of the evidence based practice.
  3. Conduct a cost analysis of implementing the evidence based practice and costs associated with the ACH project.

It is the bidder’s responsibility to provide all specified materials in the required VHEOC form and format. Interested investigators should contact Dr. Driscoll ( for a detailed RFP and the one-page proposal template.

Key Dates

Proposals due to VHEOC by 5 p.m. ET on 17-December-2019.

Filed Under: Funding Opportunities