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Naloxone for First Responders

In November 2017, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency launched the Naloxone for First Responders Program. The program is designed to provide naloxone to first responders Commonwealth-wide at no cost. In order to facilitate the program, PCCD selected Centralized Coordinating Entities (CCEs) in each county or region who would serve as a centralized local hub for the proliferation of naloxone to eligible first responders. Eligible first responders include:

      • Emergency Medical Services, Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support and Emergency Medical Technicians
      • Law Enforcement – including Municipal Police, Transit Police, Sheriff's Offices, Campus Police, Campus Security, School Resource Officers and Park Rangers
      • Fire Fighters to include both volunteer and paid fire fighters
      • Adult Probation and Parole Officers
      • Juvenile Probation Officers
      • County Correctional Facilities
      • Constables
      • Afterschool Program Personnel
      • School Personnel
      • Public Transit Drivers
      • Domestic Violence Shelter Personnel
      • Homeless Shelter Personnel
      • Public Defenders Offices
      • Court Personnel
      • Library Personnel
      • Drug Treatment Providers
      • Children and Youth Workers
      • Red Cross Emergency Shelter Personnel
      • Any other community group legally organized and trained to respond to overdose emergencies and administer Intranasal naloxone

There are currently 49 CCEs covering all 67 counties across Pennsylvania who stand ready to ensure that first responders have access to naloxone. Contact information for the CCEs is located on the map below.

If you are a first responder in need of naloxone please reach out to your CCE directly.

FY 2020-21 Program Guidelines and Request for Applications (RFA)

PCCD and its partners are committed to building upon the successes of the first three fiscal years of the Naloxone for First Responders Program and aligning the next phase of the program's operations with the strategic priorities and goals adopted by the Pennsylvania Opioid Command Center (OCC) in 2020.

The FY 2020-21 Naloxone for First Responders Program Guidelines have been revised with updated responsibilities and eligibility criteria for organizations seeking to serve as CCEs, as well as identifying priority first responder groups that have been identified by OCC members as high-need and/or high-impact statewide.

More information is available in the FY 2020-21 Naloxone for First Responders Program Guidelines and Request for Applications document.

Eligible applicants are invited to apply to serve as either a County/Regional CCE or a Statewide CCE using the FY 2020-21 CCE Application Form below.

All applications and required materials must be submitted electronically to RA-PCCD_ExecutiveOfc@pa.gov no later than May 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Questions should also be directed to the RA-PCCD_ExecutiveOfc@pa.gov email account.

Please note that due to the competitive nature of this solicitation, PCCD staff are unable to answer questions about specific proposals.

FY 2020-21 Naloxone for First Responders Program Guidelines & RFA (PDF)

FY 2020-21 CCE Application Form (Word)

Attestations Page (Required Attachment) (Word)

Sample EMS Agreement (Word)