Follow Up Guidance on State Opioid Response (SOR) Year 2 Funding Proposals Due September 5, 2019 from CSB Prevention Staff

I received several questions about SOR Year 2 Prevention funding, particularly with regard to “carryover” funds. Please read the Q&As below for important clarifications to my Portal post from yesterday (8/19/19)!


Q. During the VACSB Prevention Council call on 8/16/19 you mentioned “carryover” funds. Is carryover of SOR Year 1 Prevention funds allowed?

A. No, and I apologize for the confusion. During the 8/16/19 VACSB call, I said that I would consult with Gail upon her return and then would post on the Portal with the SOR Year 2 proposal requirements. After checking with Gail, I changed the word “carryover” to “unused” funds in item #4 of the Portal post. We are not authorized to carryover funds.

Q. How will SOR Year 2 funding be determined and when should we expect to receive it?

A. Funding will mainly be based on need, and performance during SOR Year 1. The proposals will be evaluated collectively. Our goal is to issue Notice of Award letters in September so that funds are sent in Warrant #7 on October 1, 2019.

Q. SOR Year 1 funds covered six months. What about SOR Year 2?

A. SOR Year 2 funds will be for expenditures from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

Please post below with any other questions. Thank you!

Jennifer Farinholt
OPT-R/SOR Prevention Coordinator

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Office of Behavioral Health Wellness
1220 Bank Street, 10th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Cell (804) 297-5448

2 Responses

  • Is there any chance of an extension of this deadline? Many of us will be at NPN Aug 26-30 leaving limited time to partner with our coalitions on a proposal by September 5.

    • Thanks for your question. I’m going to answer it in a new Post so everyone can see it.

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