SOR (State Opioid Response) Grant

Information about the SOR grants awarded to the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), how DHHS is using the funding, and the proposals submitted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) from DHHS.

The SOR Grant is an award from SAMHSA to help DHHS and substance use disorder providers combat the opioid crisis in New Hampshire. This two-year grant program addresses unmet treatment needs, opioid overdose deaths and barriers to medication assisted treatment (MAT). 

New Hampshire has been awarded the following amounts from the SOR grant:

Grant Time Frame Amount Awarded
September 30, 2018 - September 29, 2019 $22,982,608
September 30, 2018 - September 29, 2019 $11,996,921 
September 30, 2019 - September 29, 2020 $22,982,608
September 30, 2020 - September 29, 2021 $28,134,889 
(no cost extension)
September 30, 2021 - September 29, 2022 $28,134,889


SOR funding led to the establishment of The Doorways on January 1, 2019. The 9 Doorway locations throughout the State create clear points of entry for any resident with a substance use disorder (SUD) with help less than an hour away. Funding is expanding access so that all the Doorways help clients access MAT, peer recovery supports services, and evidence-based prevention programs, among other activities.

Doorway Locations



For more information about the State’s SOR program, please see the SOR grant proposal DHHS submitted to SAMHSA in August 2018, as well as a recent supplemental award proposal.  

Data Collected from the Doorways

On January 1, 2019, The Doorways began working with individuals looking for information about and referrals to treatment and recovery services. The Doorways work with 211 to ensure help is available on a 24/7 basis. Data that is collected from 211 and The Doorways are posted on a monthly basis.  Visit The Doorways Data Metrics page to view the monthly summary of the Doorway activity.