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    Center for Harm Reduction Services Grants​​

    Through our grant programs, the Center for Harm Reduction Services supports the local implementation of harm reduction programs and ensures statewide access to resources for harm reduction activities including naloxone. ​These grants support the CHRS goals of reducing substance-related morbidity and mortality by optimizing services for people who use drugs. Please contact mdh.access@maryland.gov​ with any questions.

    Order Naloxone and Fentanyl Test Strips​​​​

    ​​Authorized Overdose Response Programs are eligible to order intramuscular injectable​ naloxone and Narcan nasal spray at no cost. Nonprofits and government entities are eligible to order fentanyl test strips at no cost. Eligible organizations may request naloxone and/or fentanyl test strips at any time through this order form. For more information on how to place an order or further assistance, please email mdh.access@maryland.gov.

    Learn how to become an Overdose Response Program here​.

    ACCESS Harm Reduction Grants

    ACCESS is the Center's centralized platform for harm reduction resources for local health departments and community-based organizations. ACCESS stands for "Advancing Cross-Cutting Engagement and Service Strategies for People Who Use Drugs." Applications for new funding are closed at this time. ​The Center currently provides funding to 16 nonprofits and 20 Local Health Departments to conduct activities that work towards the strategic goal.

    Important Links for A​CCESS Grantees​​​​


    ​​​ ACCESS Guidance Library​​​

    FY22 ACCESS kick-off call materials

    COVID-19 and Overdose Response Grants Initiative (CORGI)

    The CORGI grants are intended to respond to an unprecedented increase in overdose deaths at the intersection of the contaminated drug market and COVID-19. Applications for new funding are closed at this t​ime. ​The Center currently provides funding to 15 nonprofit organizations through CORGI.

    Important Links for CORGI Grantees​​​​


    ​​​ CORGI Guidance Library​​​

    FY22 CORGI kick-off call materials