Background & Information for Applicants

About PCCD's Naloxone for First Responders Program (NFRP)
 
Launched in 2017, the goal of the Naloxone for First Responders Program (NFRP) is to increase the availability of lifesaving medication for individuals at greatest risk of opioid overdose as well as the systems most likely to interact with these individuals. NFRP provides no-cost intranasal naloxone to priority first responder groups through a network of 48 County/Regional Central Coordinating Entities (CCEs). More information about NFRP, including a list of priority first responder groups and an interactive directory/map of County/Regional CCEs, is available on PCCD’s website.

To build on these efforts, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently announced the launch of a new portal where eligible organizations serving high-risk populations can request additional naloxone nasal spray directly from PCCD using this online form.

Please note: If you are a first responder or organization in need of naloxone, please reach out to your relevant County/Regional CCE directly first prior to contacting PCCD and/or submitting an application using this online form. If you are having difficulty getting in contact with a CCE, please email RA-PCCD_ExecutiveOfc@pa.gov.  

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must utilize naloxone provided through this portal to support one or more of the following priority populations:
  1. Individuals using Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) and harm reduction services;
  2. Individuals leaving state prisons and county jails;
  3. Individuals engaged in and/or leaving treatment or detox and those who are in recovery;
  4. Individuals who have experienced a nonfatal overdose; and/or
  5. Other high-risk populations identified by the organization (i.e., pregnant/post-partum women with a history of opioid use disorder, etc.).
Applications from eligible organizations will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and naloxone will be distributed based on a formula adopted by the Pennsylvania Opioid Command Center’s Statewide Naloxone Distribution Strategy Workgroup. All requests are subject to approval by PCCD. Completion of this form does not guarantee that the product will be provided to the organization or in the amounts requested. 

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