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What It Is

​The Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) seeks to expand and sustain a comprehensive, equitable recovery-oriented system of care to end the opioid epidemic that has reached into every community in Kentucky. Through the administration of federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, KORE supports the implementation of evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery supports to effect change at the state, community, family and individual levels. KORE-funded partners and services model policies and practices grounded in best practice and compassion and include projects focused on:

  • Overdose prevention and naloxone distribution
  • Reducing opioid overprescribing and improving safe opioid use
  • Community-guided prevention
  • Harm reduction
  • Engagement and linkage to services
  • Access to FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder
  • Reducing unmet treatment need
  • Recovery support
  • Provider education and training

New Notice of Funding Opportunities

KORE will award up to four Transition-Age Youth and Young Adult Opioid and Stimulant Use Disorder Service Grants. The purpose of these grants is to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths by increasing identification, engagement in services, treatment access and treatment retention among transition-age youth (16 – 24 years of age) and/or young adults (18 – 35 years of age). The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Eastern time, Feb. 5, 2021. 

More information is available in the Notice of Funding document. Detailed budget information is available the KORE budget spreasheet

New Recovery Housing Funding Award Announced

KORE will award up to 15 grants to expand recovery housing in Kentucky. Additional information, including links to the grant award, recovery housing resources and purpose of the grant are outlined in the Housing Grant Flyer.