CODE Phase 1 Frequently Asked Questions
Please use the resources below to guide the development of your comprehensive overdose response plan:
CODE Guide to Developing A Municipal Overdose Response Plan
CODE Phase 1 Technical Assistance webinars
Community Overdose Engagement videos on PreventOverdoseRI.org
Funding requirements and timeline:
December 31, 2018 - Submit a Letter of Intent
April 30, 2019 at 5 p.m. - Submit first draft of a municipal overdose response plan
May 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. - Municipalities will receive constructive feedback from RIDOH regarding the draft overdose response plan.
May 31, 2019 at 5 p.m. – Municipalities will submit a finalized overdose response plan that reflects RIDOH feedback.
Questions? Please email Mark Palla or call (401) 640-6125.
Will the award received have any spending requirements or restrictions?
Cities and towns can use their award to implement the initiatives in their strategic plan how they see fit. There are no restrictions on how the award is spent.
Is there a review process on how the award is spent by the agency who receives it?
No. Once a municipality submits a plan that has been approved by the review committee, they will receive the $5,000 award.
If there are un-allocated funds, do approved agencies get more?
No. Un-allocated funds will be re-directed to program activities at the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Will agencies be required to submit an after action report to summarize their plan's success?
No, but we will ask municipalities to participate in a ‘bookend’ event to celebrate/share successes. This is not a funding requirement.
If there are any questions concerning the award and how it is to be used, who addresses these?
RIDMAT/MRC will be the primary contact for questions, issues and techical assistance. We are here to help.
Each municipality must submit their own Letter of Intent and have their own Overdose Response Plan approved by the review committee in order to receive the $5,000 award. Municipalities can collaborate on initiatives and some initiatives may overlap.