GE Foundation-funded SUSTAIN Communities Initiative

As a response to the opioid overdose epidemic and part of a continued funding commitment by the GE Foundation, the League developed and launched a program to support health centers in building recovery-informed environments for patients with substance use disorders in 2017. The initiative, Substance Use Support & Technical Assistance IN Communities (SUSTAIN Communities), seeks to expand the capacity of community health centers to address substance use disorders in the communities they serve. Through a competitive application process, ten (10) community health centers are chosen to participate over the course of 10-12 months. Selected community health centers receive a $50,000 stipend to support engagement in this initiative. The program receives additional support from Partners HealthCare.

CHANGE OF NOTE: This funding opportunity is now open to all Massachusetts health centers -- both FQHCs and hospital-licensed health centers. We did not have time to re-write the funding documents below which state one criteria for eligibility of funding is to have HRSA funding; this is no longer applicable, so all CHCs can apply.

The deadline for submitting applications is December 18, 2017. This second round of funding for SUSTAIN Communities will be awarded in January 2018:

For more information on the League's SUSTAIN program and the application process, contact Jim Hiatt.


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