Community Funding

The Opioid Abatement Council is required by law to "disburse the remaining sixty-five percent (65%) of such proceeds for statewide, regional, or local opioid abatement and remediation purposes pursuant to §33-11-105"  from the opioid abatement fund. T.C.A. § 33-11-103.

The Opioid Abatement Council will post information, activities, announcements of funding, etc. related to the 65% of the opioid abatement fund on this page. Please check back often for updates.

The Opioid Abatement Council is pleased to announce the 2024 Community Grant Awardees:

Link to List of Community Grant Awardees
Link to List of Applications and Average Scores

On March 18, 2024, the Opioid Abatement Council approved 116 Grant Awards totaling $80,936,057.

The grant awards will fund 85 distinct organizations. There are 30 statewide programs.  

Funding Amounts by Remediation Strategy

  • Treatment – $32,775,972
  • Recovery Support – $18,970,500
  • Primary Prevention – $12,201,837
  • Education and Training – $8,173,701
  • Harm Reduction – $8,061,539
  • Research and Evaluation – $752,508

Capital project funding equals $5,715,633.

The Opioid Abatement Council Office is working to develop the contracting, payment, and monitoring plans for the Community Grants.  The anticipated date for the first payment for the Community Grants is in July 2024.


2024 Community Grants FAQ
This document seeks to answer some of the frequent questions asked to the Opioid Abatement Council staff following the release of the first grant announcements.

First Year Application Breakdown

The images below illustrate trends in the first round of applications for Community Grant Funding.  You can click each of the images to enlarge. A total of 396 applications were submitted by Tennessee agencies in the fall of 2023.

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March 18, 2024 Opioid Abatement Council Meeting

The documents from the March 18, 2024 Council meeting are listed below.

Meeting Agenda
Presentation Slides
Link to List of Applications and Average Scores

2025 Community Grants

The Opioid Abatement Council anticipates the Portal opening in the 3rd quarter of 2024 to receive proposals. Please watch this page and/or the upcoming Opioid Abatement Council meetings for updates on the award process.

This Page Last Updated: June 27, 2024 at 3:07 PM