Maine Recovery Council

Next Meeting: May 28, 2024 (View all)

Next Meeting: May 28, 2024 (View all)

Welcome to the Maine Recovery Council for opioid abatement resources

The Maine Recovery Council was established pursuant to the Maine State Subdivision Memorandum of Understanding (PDF) and Agreement Regarding Use of Settlement Funds and 5 M.R.S.A. §203-C. The purpose of the Council is to direct the disbursement of funds within the Maine Recovery Fund for specific uses throughout the state to address the opioid crisis in Maine. Examples of approved uses are reversing overdoses through naloxone or other FDA-approved drugs, expanding the availability of medication assisted treatment for Mainers struggling with opioid use disorder, helping Mainers avoid opioid use through evidence-based prevention programs, and providing additional special education resources to Maine school administrative units.

The Council is composed of 15 members appointed by the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the Attorney General, and certain counties, cities, and towns in Maine.

All meetings of the Council are held in-person, unless otherwise specified on the Council meeting notice and agenda. Council meetings are open to the public and members of the public are permitted to attend to observe but not participate unless otherwise specified on the Council meeting notice and agenda.  Members of the public may also observe by a remote video link provided in each agenda.

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Community Grant Applications

The Maine Recovery Council is requesting Letter of Intent submissions for its first community grant application, which seeks to provide funding for opioid abatement and remediation programs and activities. The Council has selected to fund Treatment, Recovery Support, and Harm Reduction projects for this first application cycle, with the goal of providing $12 million in funding for projects across the State of Maine. The Council plans to develop a funding opportunity for Prevention programs later this year. 

The Council has identified and selected priority strategies for each pillar (Treatment, Recovery Support, and Harm Reduction), which are outlined in the Letter of Intent. Please note that while applicants can apply for any project under these three pillars, the Council will score applications more favorably that align with their priorities. 

Applicants MUST submit a Letter of Intent to be considered for the grant application. The Council will review completed Letter of Intent submissions and selected applicants will be invited to apply for grant funding. 

All Letter of Intent submissions must be completed by June 28th, 2024, at 4:59pm (EST). The Council will not review or consider submissions received after this deadline. 

View the Maine Recovery Council Letter of Intent

Application Overview (PDF)