About the Grant

On this website you can find resources that support the monitoring and evaluation of the State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant. This includes information related to the SOR program evaluations and the required Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) reporting.

Behavioral Health Administration

The state of Colorado received the first State Opioid Response Grant in September 2018 and since then has received over $60 million in federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The SOR Grant is used to help Coloradans receive services related to opioid use disorder.  Currently, the third round of funding will continue through September 2024.

SOR Goals

  • Connect at least 900 people to Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) through mobile MAT units
  • Train 400 individuals in the CRAFT & Celebrating Families model
  • Hire 18 more peer recovery coaches to connect people to MAT and provide support
  • Train 425 more prescribers to provide buprenorphine, with a focus on rural areas
  • Distribute 18,000 more naloxone kits


The Evaluation Center

The Evaluation Center at the University of Colorado Denver serves as the external evaluation partner to the Behavioral Health Administration for the SOR Grant. The Evaluation Center also provides technical assistance to Managed Service Organizations and Providers funded by the SOR grant.

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Call 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained counselor.

Get In Touch

Have questions?

Contact The Evaluation Center at the University of Colorado Denver