Solicitations issued for Ohio opioid grants, tech challenge

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has released its requests for proposals involving scientific breakthroughs that could help solve the U.S. opioid crisis and for the manager of a related technology challenge.

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission says solicitations issued Thursday keep with the state’s accelerated timetable.

Republican Gov. John Kasich called for $20 million in commission investments during his April State of the State address. The panel agreed May 24 to move forward.

It will award up to $12 million in competitive research-and-development grants and launch an $8 million innovation challenge.

The requests seek grant applicants and a manager for the challenge. It is being modeled after the Head Health competition launched by the NFL, Under Armour and GE to address traumatic brain injuries.

Ohio leads the nation in opioid-related overdose deaths. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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