For immediate release

April 9, 2018

The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is accepting applications from partners who are interested in implementing projects under the Medicaid Transformation to Address the Opioid Use Public Health Crisis in one or more of the following counties: Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties.

Through cross-sector, regional collaboration, NCACH is working to improve community health in North Central Washington. NCACH is one of nine Accountable Communities of Health formed in Washington through the Healthier Washington initiative. As part of this initiative, the NCACH is undertaking a regional project addressing the opioid use public health crisis in North Central Washington. The project objective, as described by the Washington State Health Care Authority, is to support the achievement of the state’s goals to reduce opioid-related morbidity and mortality through strategies that target prevention, treatment, overdose prevention, and recovery supports.

This funding opportunity is open to community partners located in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties who are interested in Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment, overdose prevention, and recovery support services, especially to low-income populations. NCACH is seeking responses from a broad range of partners from throughout the region, including but not limited to community-based organizations, social service agencies, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, and clinical partners.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on May 11, 2018 and can be emailed to Christal Eshelman.

Award Information:

The NCACH will fund community partners to implement aspects of the Opioid Project. NCACH is interested in funding projects which are collaborative, innovative, culturally sensitive, and specific in their approach toward reduction in opioid-related morbidity and mortality in North Central Washington.

Length of the Project Period:

The project period is July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Additional funding will be available in future years to partners through a competitive application process.

Award Size:

Anticipated total available funding for the Opioid Project period (July 2018 – December 2018) is $100,000. Individual award amounts will vary based on the scope of proposed project but will generally range from $2,500 to $10,000.

For more information, please download the NCACH Rapid Cycle Application or visit the NCACH Opioid Project webpage.

Questions? Please contact Christal Eshelman <>