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What It Is

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) seeks to expand and sustain a comprehensive, equitable recovery-oriented system of care to end the opioid epidemic that has reached into every community in Kentucky.

About KORE

Through federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), KORE supports the implementation of evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery supports to effect change at the state, community, family and individual levels.

KORE-funded partners and services model policies and practices grounded in best practice and compassion.

Find KORE Programs

KORE contracts with more than 70 entities operating numerous prevention, treatment and recovery programs across the state. This KORE program locations map provides an overview of all programs, counties where they are located and a description of services.​

Grant opportunity: Recovery Community Center model expansion projects

KORE announces a new funding opportunity to support eligible agencies in establishing or expanding the Recovery Community Center (RCC) model. Up to four projects will be funded. Applications are due Jan. 4, 2023.

KORE-Funding-Opportunity infographic

​Required grant documentation​

Notice of funding opportunity announcement
Budget template and planning guide
Attestation to access to FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder

Minimum eligibility

  • Lead applicant must be a non-profit 501(c)(3). For-profit agencies may partner as sub-awardees or sub-recipients of the 501(c)(3) applicant.
  • Applicant must have at least two ​years experience serving individuals experiencing substance use disorder and their families.
  • Applicant must have an existing steering committee, advisory board, board of directors or other governance mechanism and ensure at least one-half of the voting membership is comprised of individuals in recovery and/or family members of individuals in recovery or be willing to develop a steering committee or advisory board comprised of individuals in recovery and/or family members of individuals in recovery who will provide input to the larger governing body.

Learn more about the RCC Model​

Recovery Community Center models in Kentucky

​Please direct questions regarding proposals to Michelle Kilgore

Together We Are Stronger Than Opioids

​​Join UNSHAME Kentucky

In partnership with Shatterproof, KORE launched a​ statewide initiative aimed at reducing stigmas associated with opioid use disorder. The effort, known as UNSHAME Kentucky, features stories of recovery, hope and connection among individuals and families all across the commonwealth.

Community-based organizations (CBOs) are central to the success of UNSHAME Kentucky and will play a key role throughout the campaign. These organizations will help educate the public and shine a light on Kentuckians impacted by addiction. If you or your organization is interested in being a part of this effort or you would like to recommend a potential CBO partner, please fill out an assessment form​.

To learn more, visit the UNSHAME Kentucky website, UNSHAME on Facebook, UNSHAME on Twitter or UNSHAME on Instagram.​​