Fund for a Resilient Nevada (FRN)

About FRN

The Fund for a Resilient Nevada was established in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 433.712 through 433.744 and is specific to the state's portion of opioid litigation recoveries. It is administered by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director's Office, as identified in NRS 433.732. Pursuant to NRS 433.732, the Fund was created in the State Treasury. Unless otherwise required by the applicable judgment or settlement, the Attorney General shall, after deducting any fees and costs imposed pursuant to an applicable contingent fee contract as described in NRS 228.111, deposit in the Fund all money received by this State pursuant to any judgment received or settlement entered into by the State of Nevada as a result of litigation concerning the manufacture, distribution, sale or marketing of opioids conducted in accordance with the declaration of findings issued by the Governor and the Attorney General. Pursuant to NRS 433.734, one of the DHHS's responsibilities is the development of the statewide needs assessment and a statewide plan to identify priorities related to addressing opioid-related risk, harms and impacts using a data-driven and evidence-based approach.

 On or before January 31 of each year, the Department shall transmit a report concerning all findings and recommendations and money expended pursuant to NRS 433.734 to 433.740, inclusive, to:

  (a) The Governor; 
  (b) The Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for transmittal to:
    (1) In odd-numbered years, the next regular session of the Legislature; and 

In even-numbered years, the Joint Interim Standing Committee on Health and Human Services and the Interim Finance Committee;
  (c) The Commission;
  (d) Each regional behavioral health policy board created by NRS 433.429;
  (e) The Office of the Attorney General; and 
  (f) Any other committees or commissions the Director of the Department deems appropriate.

Contact the Fund for a Resilient Nevada (FRN)

Opioids Recoveries Approved Uses

Grants - Notice of Funding Opportunity - Treatment

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is intended to solicit applications for the Fund for a Resilient Nevada (FRN), Opioid Recoveries, Treatment Programs. The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director's Office is responsible in administering the FRN to supplement and not supplant existing funding focused on opioid abatement in Nevada.  

The Director's Office reserves the right to utilize this NOFO for other state or federal subgrant funding that may become available for the abatement of the opioid epidemic, for a period not to exceed four (4) years, in compliance with both federal and state procurement limitations. 

FRN is established in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 433.712 through 433.744 and funding is guided by the required Opioid Statewide Needs Assessment Plan: Nevada Opioid Needs Assessment and Statewide Plan 2022 ( Funding will not be available for any activities not specifically identified in the Plan. 

If an ADA version of the Budget Form or the Application is needed, please contact Dawn Yohey at 

Notice of Intent to Award - Treatment

This communication services as the official Notice of Intent to Award subgrant agreements for the Notice of Funding Opportunity  (NOFO) for the Fund for a Resilient Nevada (FRN) released on March 1, 2023, and due on April 7.

  • TARGET 1: Increase the Availability of Evidence-Based Treatment
    • Living Free Health - Frontier Treatment and Transitional Housing
  • TARGET 5: Increase Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/Pre- and Postpartum Services
    • Roseman - EMPOWERED RISE: Recovery, Integration, Support and Empowerment
  • TARGET 6: Provide Opioid Prevention and Treatment Consistently Across Criminal Justice and Public Safety System
    • Carson City Community Counseling Center Regional Wellness Center - Increasing Wellness
    • Department of Alternative Sentencing - STAR Program Expansion

Advisory Committee for a Resilient Nevada (ACRN) - Creation & Purpose

Section 1. Creation

The Committee was established in compliance with the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 390 by the 2021 State Legislature 81st session to obtain advice and council from persons and entities who possess knowledge and experience related to the prevention of opioid misuse, opioid related deaths and injury, as well as addiction and opioid use disorders within the State of Nevada. The goal is to effectively address risks, impacts, and harms of the opioid crisis in the State through the Fund for a Resilient Nevada (FRN).

Section 2. Purpose

The Coalition will provide feedback and best practice reviews on the data-based content and use information from the “damages report” to establish the data driven needs assessment and the development of an integrated state plan. The state plan will include an analysis of the impacts of opioid use and opioid use disorder based on quantitative and qualitative data to determine priorities for programming to be supported by the Fund for a Resilient Nevada. The state plan will prioritize overdose prevention strategies, youth substance use prevention, and focus on health equity and identifying disparities across all racial and ethnic populations, geographic regions and special populations, which includes, without limitation to: veterans, persons who are pregnant, parents of dependent children, youth, persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning, and persons and families involved in the criminal justice system, juvenile justice system and child welfare systems.

ACRN Board Members, Bylaws, Reports and Meetings

Cross Sector Task Force to Address Overdose

Become a Member of the Advisory Committee for a Resilient Nevada

If you are interested in serving the State of Nevada by lending your knowledge and expertise to the Advisory Committee for a Resilient Nevada (ACRN), please check the ACRN Member webpage ACRN Members for current vacancies and the statutory requirements associated with each vacancy, and contact Dawn Yohey at