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This page will be frequently updated with information and resources helpful in the work to address the impact of opioids on Tennessee communities.  Please check back often for updates.

Opioid Abatement Community Funding


Community Grants Application Portal

The Portal for applications is open now through October 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. CDTTo access the application for the Opioid Abatement Council's Community Grants, please click on this link.

To aid in successfully navigating the portal, Council staff have produced Instructional videos which you can watch on YouTube at this link.  We encourage all Proposers to watch the videos which are about 17 minutes total in length.  There are 9 chapters covering the activities necessary to submit the application and each may be accessed independently.

The Proposer Instructions document is a helpful guide for the Portal and may be found at this link.  This document is a companion to the instructional videos and highlights the important steps.

For any technical questions or concerns about the use of the Portal, please contact OAC.Leadership@tn.gov.  Please do not send questions related to the content of your application as we cannot answer these.

Thank you for your interest in the Opioid Abatement Council's Community Grants.


Announcement of Funding
Tennessee Opioid Abatement Council Community Grants

The Tennessee Opioid Abatement Council has released its 2023 Announcement of Funding for Community Grants which can be downloaded at this link.  The Announcement of Funding is updated with a list of Documents for Uploading to the Portal (Attachment C) and Remediation List Strategies (Attachment D).  Both of these documents will assist the Proposer with entering required information into the Portal.

Please refer to the Announcement of Funding for information on the timeline, instructions for applying and the application.  Please direct all communications related to the Opioid Abatement Council's Community Grants to tnoac.grant@tn.gov

Thank you to those who sent in an Intent to Apply.  As a reminder, the Intent to Apply you sent is not binding and it was not required to submit an application.  If you did not send in an Intent to Apply, you may submit an application.

Frequently Asked Questions – PDF Download at This Link
We have received many questions about the Announcement of Funding and the application. Thank you to all who submitted a question. The FAQs are revised based on decisions made in the August 22, 2023 Opioid Abatement Council meeting.

Opioid Abatement County Funding 

News Release: February 24, 2023 – Tennessee’s Opioid Abatement Council Announces First Round of Direct Payments to County Governments

County Annual Payments

All 95 counties will receive at least one annual payment from the Opioid Abatement Trust Fund during Quarter 1 of each calendar year.  

How much funding did my county receive in 2023?  Tennessee Abatement Fund 2023 County Payment Amounts

How much funding is my county projected to receive over the next three years?  Tennessee Abatement Fund 2024-2026 Projections

Tennessee Abatement Fund Initial County Allocation Percentages (This is the table referenced in the Tennessee State-Subdivision Opioid Abatement Agreement, Exhibit A, Section F.)

The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office released this document containing guidance for local governments in March 2023.

County Semiannual Reports

Reports showing how the Opioid Abatement Trust Funds were allocated and/or spent are due from each county by September 30 and March 30 of each year.  The first report is due September 30, 2023.  A fillable report form is emailed to each county at least 30 days prior to the due date. A copy of the report template is available at this link for informational purposes.  The report is based on the strategies found in Tennessee's Opioid Abatement & Remediation Uses list available at this link.  You may access a webinar reviewing the instructions for completing the report at this link.

When completing the semiannual report, please use this format from this list where activities are sorted by the six strategies:  Primary Prevention, Harm Reduction, Treatment, Recovery Support, Education & Training for Research, or Evaluation of Abatement Strategy Efficacy.

For questions about these payments, please email opioid.abatement@tn.gov

For information about possible community partnerships, please contact the organizations below or follow these links for more information:


Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services
Mary Linden Salter, executive Director

TAADAS is a statewide association of alcohol and drug abuse treatment, prevention, and recovery service professionals, and others who are interested in addiction issues. TAADAS keeps alcoholism, drug abuse, and other addiction issues in the forefront when public policy decisions are made and through the collective voice of its members.


Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations
Alysia Smith-Knight, Executive Director

The Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) is a statewide trade association representing Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) and other non-profit corporations that provide behavioral health services. These organizations have historically met the needs of mentally ill and chemically dependent citizens of Tennessee from all age groups and socioeconomic levels. The TAMHO member organizations have been the virtual cornerstone of the community-based behavioral health system throughout the state since the 1950s and today serve as the primary provider network for the TennCare Program, Tennessee's Medicaid waiver program.


Licensed Facilities


Find a Licensed Facility or Service (tn.gov)

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Office of Licensure can assist you in locating a licensed mental health and/or substance abuse provider in Tennessee.


Medication Assisted Treatment Provider Search

Medication Assisted Treatment (tn.gov)

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to treatment of substance use disorders. MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative effects of the abused drug.


Addiction Recovery Program (Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services)

ARP_Provider_Directory_FY23.pdf (tn.gov)

The Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) offers a variety of services to individuals with issues brought on by their substance abuse. A listing of state funded treatment providers along with contact information and a listing of the services they provide are located via the link.

Resources and Reports

Approved Remediation List

State Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Report
This report published September 30, 2022 details the activities of the Tennessee Opioid Abatement Council during the 2021-2022 state fiscal year.  Read the report at this link.

Tennessee Attorney General Opioid Settlement Information Page

This Page Last Updated: September 12, 2023 at 7:59 AM