State Agencies Partner to Offer Naloxone, Stipends for Overdose Awareness/Naloxone Distribution Events, Planning Toolkit

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently signed Senate Bill 30, sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls), designating Aug. 31 as Ohio Overdose Awareness Day. In support of Ohio Overdose Awareness Day and Recovery Month this September – RecoveryOhio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) are partnering to offer naloxone, stipends to facilitate overdose awareness and naloxone distribution events in your local community, and a partner toolkit.

If you are community organization and not a registered Project DAWN program, you can:

If you are a Project DAWN program, you can:

  • Apply for up to 1,000 naloxone units (2,000 doses) per agency per month by completing this online request form. This opportunity to receive Naloxone though this program is available through Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Apply for a $2,475 stipend to facilitate an overdose awareness and naloxone distribution event in your local community. (See page two of this document for the application.) Completed applications must be submitted to projectdawn@odh.ohio.gov by close of business on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Funded applicants will be notified by close of business Friday, Aug. 20.
  • Use the Ohio Overdose Awareness Day partner toolkit to raise awareness about Overdose Awareness Day.

Please note: Stipends will be provided by ODH, and naloxone units will be provided by OhioMHAS, separately. Project DAWN programs are eligible to apply for both the naloxone doses and stipend but are not required to apply for both. For general questions about naloxone orders, please email: naloxone@mha.ohio.gov.