PHSA Overdose Emergency Relief Funding for Community-Based Organizations – Round Two

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is offering one-time funding to community-based organizations (CBOs) in British Columbia to support their response to the overdose emergency. Since the declaration of the overdose public health emergency five years ago, overdose rates in BC continue to be alarmingly high. This low-barrier funding opportunity is intended to support the CBO sector with costs related to any overdose prevention services (OPS), including episodic OPS (e-OPS).

The total amount of funds available is $200,000. The maximum amount that will be awarded per organization is $20,000. Funding will be split equally across the five BC Regional Health Authorities, with funding prioritized for Indigenous-led organizations or programs. Each organization is limited to one submission.

Some examples of eligible expenses and projects include tents and heaters, inhalation infrastructure, safe medical storage, Mobile OPS, and overdose detection tools.

Proposals are due on Friday, October 29th at 11:59  PM and can be submitted electronically here.

Any frequently asked questions will be posted to this webpage. Any questions should be directed to [email protected]

Please review the following funding guidelines for further details on the funding opportunity.