Health Canada is inviting letters of interest for community groups interested in funding to “strengthen responses to drug and substance use issues in Canada.” The summary of Health Canada information appears below; please follow links for complete details.
Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) is pleased to invite eligible organizations to submit applications to support evidence-informed and innovative health promotion, prevention, harm reduction and treatment initiatives to address substance use issues related to licit and illicit psychoactive substances.
This Call for Proposals (CFP) is a two-step process. The first step is the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI). Applicants whose LOIs are successful will be invited to submit a full proposal template. There is no deadline for this LOI process. Under this invitation, LOIs will be accepted on a continual basis. Note that funding will be subject to budgetary and program considerations.
LOIs received by 5:00 pm EST, August 4, 2017, will be given first consideration for initiatives with a potential start date this fiscal year. LOIs received after this date will be considered for later initiative start dates.
Background: Substance Use and Addictions Program
The Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) is a federal contributions program, delivered by Health Canada. SUAP provides financial support to provinces, territories, non-governmental organizations and key stakeholders to strengthen responses to drug and substance use issues in Canada. Addressing the challenges posed by these issues requires leadership and collaboration across jurisdictions. Health Canada places a priority on working with partners to promote innovation and the adoption of best practices; improved effectiveness, efficiency and accountability within health and related systems; and, national approaches to issues and priorities.
SUAP funding supports evidence-informed and innovative initiatives across health promotion, prevention, harm reduction, treatment and rehabilitation, targeting a broad range of licit and illicit substances including opioids, alcohol, cannabis and prescription drugs.
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Detailed guidelines and application information: Substance Use and Addictions Program- Call for Proposals 2017 for complete details