Funding Opportunity for Healthcare Organizations - Medication Assisted Recovery (MAT/MAR) Implementation

What: $10,000 Organizational Grants for Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR/MAT) Services

Who: FQHC’s, Clinics, Health Departments, Hospitals, etc.

Criteria: Health care organization that has or will begin implementing MAR services to their patients between August 2021 - April 2022.

How: Submit 1 year implementation plan and application via this form.  A total of 10 Organizational Grants will be Awarded on a first come fist serve basis (apply today!)

Contact: Kristen Caraker, MSW

SIU School of Medicine, Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development 


Phone: (618) 453-0604

Healthcare organizations must agree to meet the following requirements:

  • Healthcare organizations must provide a 1 year plan for Medicated Assisted Recovery implementation. The 1 year plan must be uploaded at the bottom of the application linked above.
  • Implementation must include at least one (1) provider's participation and completion of the X-Waiver Training between August 2021 and April 2022. Providers must complete a separate application. Providers will receive an additional $1,000 stipend for participation in training and $1,000 for first prescribing MAR/MAT medication between August 2021 – April 2022. 
  • Healthcare organizations must agree to submit at least one (1) provider to be mentored in the MAR/MAT mentorship program. Your mentor will be assigned to offer additional provider supports during implementation.
  • Healthcare organizations must agree to serve as a spoke site for SIU SoM Opioid ECHO. This will require a case presentation from at least one (1) provider. 

A webinar will be held in February to discuss starting a MAR/MAT program and address any questions on program.