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Washington Opioid STR Grant for CPWI Expansion

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DSHS/DBHR) intends to award up to five new grants to public agencies or community-based organizations to provide prevention services to high-need communities.

Grants will be available to eligible high-need communities for services that provide high quality and culturally competent replications of evidence-based and research-based substance use prevention programs and strategies that focus on reducing the misuse and abuse of opioids using a community coalition-driven and data informed process. We call this model the Community Prevention and Wellness initiative (CPWI).

Eligible applicants will include local community-based non-profit organizations and public agencies with youth and family-serving capacity who demonstrate excellence in service delivery to high-need communities.

Based on a comprehensive review of relevant data, the DSHS/DBHR has identified twenty Washington State communities that meet specific criteria of need for CPWI services to prevent the misuse and abuse of opioid drugs, alcohol and other drugs. 

Qualified grant applicants within the following twenty communities identified by school districts or in some cases high school attendance areas and their feeder schools are eligible to apply for this grant funding:

County Community School District/HSAA**
Clallam                   Cape Flattery Area Cape Flattery
Clark Vancouver Fort Vancouver HS**
Douglas East Wenatchee Eastmont
Grant Grand Coulee Dam Area Grand Coulee Dam
Grant Quincy Quincy
Grant Warden Warden
Grays Harbor Aberdeen Aberdeen
Lewis Randle White Pass
Okanogan Oroville Oroville
Pacific South Bend South Bend
Pierce Tacoma Lincoln HS**
Pierce Tacoma Mount Tahoma HS**
Pierce Tacoma Wilson HS**
Skagit Mt. Vernon Mt. Vernon
Spokane Spokane Rogers HS**
Stevens Wellpinit Wellpinit
Walla Walla Burbank Columbia School District
Whatcom Deming Mount Baker
Yakima Grandview Grandview
Yakima Granger Granger


** Attendance area and Feeder Schools

For a downloadable copy of this funding announcement click here.


Regional Bidder Forums

We are inviting any community organization or individual to come meet with DBHR prevention staff in-person to learn more about the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) and this expansion opportunity. Please invite community contacts that you have to attend & learn how they can support the development or enhancement of a coalition in their community should an application be submitted. This would be a great place to gather sector support signatures for your application!

The following Forums are scheduled so far- please register to let us know that you plan to attend. Check back often for the latest updates.

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 2:00 PM - East Whatcom Regional Resource Center - 8251 Kendall Road, Maple Falls 98266 Please Register
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017, 3:30 PM - Quincy Police Department - 223 1st Avenue SW, Quincy 98848. Please register 
  • CANCELED Friday, May 12, 2017, 3:30 PM - Spokane Downtown Library (Conference Room 1B) - 906 W Main Ave, Spokane 99201.
  • Friday, May 12, 2017, Noon - Center for Community Health,1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, 9866. Please Register
  • CANCELED Monday, May 15, 2017 1:30 PM - Richland Public Library Conference Room - 995 Northgate Drive, Richland 99352.  
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:30 PM - ESD 101, Classroom 1 - 4202 South Regal Street, Spokane 99223 
  • Monday, May 22, 2017 4:00 PM - Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Room 318 - 1500 Commerce St, Tacoma 98402
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:30 PM - Sunnyside Fire Station - 513 S 8th Street, Sunnyside 98944


Request for Applications (RFA) Packet

RFA Questions
If considering submitting an application for this funding, we recommend you review this Questions and Answers document.  It will be updated on Fridays.  [added May 12, 2017]

Informational Webinar
An Informational Webinar about this funding opportunity was held on May 2. PowerPoint slides.  

Overview of STR Grant
The funding for this CPWI expansion is just part of a larger grant secured by the State of Washington.  This Overview Document contains information on the other projects and services funded by this grant. 

Please contact Stephanie Atherton at or by telephone at 206.818.0835 about this announcement and to let us know if you’re interested or able to provide recommendations and referrals to qualified applicants.