Rural, Remote & Indigenous Overdose Grants from CAI

From Community Action Initiative

Request for Proposals Now Open


Community Action Initiative is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity!

With no part of BC left untouched by overdose it is recognized that the most effective action comes from strengthening local responses. In partnership with the Provincial Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC), CAI is offering funding for rural, remote & Indigenous overdose initiatives or projects.

Applications must be in alignment with the OERC’s core package of comprehensive interventions and applicants are encouraged to align with recommendations made during the October 2019 Rural and Indigenous Overdose Action Exchange. Applicants can apply for up to $50,000 in one-time-only funding.

The link to the application form and important application guidelines can be found by clicking the links below:

Rural, Remote & Indigenous Overdose Grants Application Form

Rural, Remote & Indigenous Overdose Application Guidelines

Applications must be completed as described in the guidelines and are due by January 22, 2021.


Key dates:

  • Applications open: December 4, 2020
  • Applications close: January 22, 2021
  • Grants awarded: February 2021


Please share this announcement with your local community groups who are engaged in overdose prevention and response initiatives.



Marnie Scow, Indigenous Overdose Response Consultant
[email protected]

Janine Stevenson, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects
[email protected]


Visit Community Action Initiative site for more information