Apply for Opioid Recovery Funds
The South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund Board (SCORF) is now accepting applications for SC Opioid Recovery Funds. The first deadline to submit applications for funds from the Guaranteed Political Subdivision fund is DECEMBER 2, 2022. The first deadline to submit applications for funds from the Discretionary Subfund is JANUARY 15, 2023.
The South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund is divided into the Guaranteed Political Subdivision SubFund and the Discretionary Subfund. South Carolina counties and municipalities who participated in opioid-related settlements (“Participating Political Subdivisions”) must submit requests seeking funding for approved abatement strategies from their available allocation of the Guaranteed Political Subdivision Subfund. All other qualified applicants, including nonprofits, hospitals, state agencies, educational providers, and any other person or entity working to help address the opioid epidemic may apply for funds from the Discretionary Subfund.
All funding requests must be for an approved abatement strategy listed in the settlement agreement and described on the Opioid Recovery Fund Uses pages.
- How to Apply
Submit an Application outlining an evidence-based strategy that aligns with an Approved Abatement Strategy from the List of Approved Opioid Remediation Uses.
Complete the Application Information sections as requested in the online Form to share important contact information, other details about your entity and the desired funding amount.
Complete the Technical Proposal, including all the required content. Upload this content as part of the online Form. Applicants for the Discretionary Subfund must also complete the Qualifications and Experience, Budget, and Budget Narrative.
Fund Use Agreement/Fund Processing
If approved for funding from the Discretionary Subfund, Applicants must agree to the terms of any assistance agreement required by the SCORF Board, which agreements may impose restrictions on the appropriate use of funds and penalties for the misuse of such funds. In addition, such agreements may impose payment, purchasing, accounting, auditing, record keeping, performance and financial reporting, and compliance requirements.
- Eligibility for Funding
Funds provided by the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund must be used to implement an Approved Abatement Strategy within the state of South Carolina and for the benefit of persons living within the state of South Carolina.
Requests for funds from the SC Opioid Recovery Fund cannot be for purposes of supplanting —replacing/take the place of — existing local, state or federal funds for a project and its activities.
Businesses and organizations applying for funding from the Discretionary Subfund must be registered to conduct business in the State of South Carolina or registered as a non-profit organization in the State of South Carolina and in good standing.
Guaranteed Political Subdivision Subfund
Applicants for funds from the Guaranteed Political Subdivision Subfund, must be political subdivision allocated a percentage of the Subfund as set forth in Exhibit B of the South Carolina Opioid Settlement Allocation Agreement.
The following are eligible to apply for funds from the Discretionary Subfund:
- State agencies;
- Local governments;
- Medical and mental health treatment providers;
- Educational providers;
- Nonprofits; or
- Others helping to address the opioid epidemic.
Applicants must not be:
- presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any state or federal agency;
- have not, within a three (3)-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (federal, state, or local) contract or subcontract; violation of federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, or receiving stolen property;
- are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity with, commission of any of the offenses enumerated in paragraph (ii) of this provision; or
- has not, within a three (3)-year period preceding this Application, had one (1) or more contracts terminated for default by any public (federal, state,
- or local) entity.