Since 1992, the Comer Family Foundation has offered a grantmaking program to support syringe services and community-based 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 Services & Community-Based Program Grant Applicants

Syringe services and community-based harm reduction program applications are accepted on May 1 and on November 1 of each calendar year. Please review the application guidelines and follow the detailed instructions for grant applications.

To Apply

For Current Grantees

  • Applying for Grants: Please review our updated eligibility guidelines before reapplying.
  • Reporting: Please review the grantees page for reporting guidelines and instructions.


Resources & Partners

Ready 4 Change: Succession Planning & Leadership Transition for Harm Reduction Programs

Informed and led by the community, Balanced Imperfection offers free tools and practical guidance for harm reduction programs to engage in planned, abrupt or unexpected leadership transitions.

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A Guide to Establishing Syringe Services Programs in Rural, At-Risk Areas

This guidebook provides information to individuals seeking to establish syringe service programs in rural, at-risk areas.

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AIDS United Harm Reduction offers technical support and funding for syringe service programs.

AmFAR Opioid & Health Indicators Database brings together data to support policy makers, advocates, researchers, and academics quantify service availability and infectious disease information for each locality under the plan.

Bevel Up offers safer use education for people who use drugs.

Center for Disease Control Syringe Service Programs provides a technical package of effective strategies and approaches for planning, design, and implementation.

    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.

    Meaningful Involvement of People Who Use Drugs AIDS United offers best practices to assess your organization and embody the principle of meaningful involvement of people who use drugs.

    NASTAD Team Drug User Health provides resources and technical assistance for syringe services programs within health departments and community-based harm reduction programs.

    National Harm Reduction Coalition builds evidence-based strategies with and for people who use drugs.

    Network for Public Health Law provides non-partisan legal technical assistance and resources to promote and improve health equity.

    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

    Points of Distribution is a full-service harm reduction marketplace focused on providing services & supplies to the harm reduction community, including fiscal sponsorship.

    Remedy Alliance FTP ensures harm reduction programs have sustainable and equitable access to low-cost naloxone for distribution in their communities.

    SAMHSA Harm Reduction provides a Harm Reduction Framework which informs harm reduction activities, related policies, programs, and practice. They also offer the Harm Reduction Grant Program supporting community-based overdose prevention programs, syringe services programs, and other harm reduction services.

    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.

    Vital Strategies offers guidance documents, government advisories, and tools for people who use drugs and stakeholders likely to engage with people who use drugs.

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