Since 1992, the Comer Family Foundation has offered a grantmaking program to support comprehensive harm reduction programs that improve the health and wellness of people who use drugs. These programs provide free sterile syringes, safer smoking and snorting kits, education, and community wraparound services to reduce opioid overdose and the transmission of HIV and viral hepatitis.
For Syringe Service Program Grant Applicants
Syringe Service Programs applications are accepted on May 1 and on November 1 of each calendar year. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited proposals. Please review the application guidelines and follow the detailed instructions for grant applications.
For Current Grantees
Researched and developed by Balanced Imperfection through a grant from Comer Family Foundation and AIDS United, Ready4Change offers free tools and practical advice on succession planning and leadership change for harm reduction programs.
Informed and led by the community, this toolkit provides concrete guidance and checklists for engaging successfully in succession and leadership change situations such as:
Developed with a grant from Comer Family Foundation, this guidebook provides information to individuals seeking to establish syringe service programs in rural, at-risk areas. Drawing on current research, the guidebook contains practical information to help communities take necessary steps to develop an evidence-based response to growing rates of injection drug use in some areas of the country.
AmFAR Database is a free tool designed to support advocates, policymakers, and communities in monitoring the performance of the PEPFAR program.
AmFAR Opioid & Health Indicators Database is a mapping resource to understand the opioid epidemic and its intersection with policy, HIV, Hepatitis C, and other social determinants of health.
Bevel Up offers safer use education for people who use drugs.
Faith in Harm Reduction a justice movement which connects people who use drugs, people who do sex work, and communities of faith through the development of harm reduction-centered spiritual resources, ritual support, and spiritual care.
Harm Reduction Hacks is a Syringe Services Program (SSP) basic operations handbook that offers practical tips and wisdom from programs and leaders with lived experience to simplify operations.
NEXT Distro offers a resource library, state policies and where to secure supplies including naloxone, syringes and safer smoking/snorting kits.
Opioid Settlement Fund Tracker documents settlements reached between major opioid corporations and U.S. state and local governments and includes ability to search for funding by community.
Remedy Alliance FTP ensures harm reduction programs have sustainable and equitable access to low-cost naloxone for distribution in their communities.
Developed by NASTAD and the Centers for Disease Control, Syringe Service Programs: A Technical Package of Effective Strategies & Approaches for Planning, Design & Implementation includes effective strategies and approaches for syringe service programs.
AIDS United Harm Reduction offers technical support and funding for syringe service programs.
NASTAD provides drug-user health resources and technical assistance for syringe service programs within health departments.
NASTAD Drug User Health provides technical assistance to our members and community-based harm reduction programs, and advocates for an effective science-based public health approach to address the needs of people who inject drugs.
National Harm Reduction Coalition builds evidence-based strategies with and for people who use drugs.
Vital Strategies offers guidance documents, government advisories, and tools for people who use drugs and stakeholders likely to engage with people who use drugs.
Developed by NASTAD and Centers for Disease Control, Syringe Service Programs: A Technical Package of Effective Strategies & Approaches for Planning, Design & Implementation is a mapping resource to understand the opioid epidemic and its intersection with policy, HIV, Hepatitis C, and other social determinants of health.
Centers for Disease Control and NASTAD A technical package of effective strategies and approaches for planning, design, and implementation for syringe service programs.