Center for Harm Reduction Services

ACCESS Harm Reduction Grants and Resources

General information

ACCESS is the Center's centralized platform for harm reduction resources for local health departments and community-based organizations. Resources are provided through ACCESS with the goal of reducing substance-related morbidity and mortality by optimizing services for people who use drugs. ACCESS stands for '​Advancing Cross-Cutting Engagement and Service Strategies for People Who Use Drugs.' Please contact mdh.access@maryland.gov with any questions. 


ACCESS Resources Request (Naloxone and Fentanyl Test Strips)

We offer intramuscular injectable naloxone, Narcan nasal spray and fentanyl test strips at no cost to the Overdose Response Program through ACCESS. To apply for naloxone, you must be a local health department or non-profit organization with an active ORP status. To apply for fentanyl test strips only, you must be a non-profit or government entity. If your organization qualifies for this opportunity you can request naloxone and/or fentanyl test strips at any time through the ACCESS Resources Request FormFor more information on how to place an order or further assistance, please email mdh.access@maryland.gov. ​

For entities interested in applying for naloxone that are not authorized as Overdose Response Programs, email mdh.naloxone@maryland.gov​ or see above information about applying for authorization as an Overdose Response Program. 

ACCESS Harm Reduction Grants

Applications for new funding are closed at this time​The Center currently provides funding to 16 nonprofits and 19 Local Health Departments to conduct activities that work towards the strategic goal. Resources for current grantees can be found below: