The Office on Substance Use Disorders supervises the planning, administration, coordination and contracting of substance use disorder services in Palm Beach County. 

The Office develops policies and manages various initiatives, programs, and funding strategies -- serving as liaison to communicate the County's efforts to the public; local, state, county, and, federal agencies; and, the service provider community. The Office also monitors legislation and related public policy, working with elected and government officials at all levels of government to improve services.

The Office is responsible for implementing Palm Beach County's Opioid Response Plan which was the result of a comprehensive evaluation of the County’s efforts related to the opioid epidemic and made recommendations for moving forward in a comprehensive, integrated manner were developed.   Learn more about the Plan and the County’s opioid response efforts by visiting www.facingthecrisis.org.

  Funded Agencies

Palm Beach County provides financial assistance to community-based organizations providing health and human services through the Financially Assisted Agencies (FAA) program. The County's Citizens Advisory Committee on Health and Human Services is charged to assist the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners in the assessment of need, planning, implementation and evaluation of the Health and Human Services System of Care as defined in the Health and Human Services Element of the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Plan.

The following agencies have been funded through the FAA program in the Behavioral Health Services category (FAA Annual Report 2017 – Behavioral Health Services)


Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Office of Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders (OBHSUD) of the Palm Beach County Community Services Department released its FY 2020 Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP).

The FINAL NOFO Guidance was released on Monday, August 3, 2020. The FY20 NOFO Guidance and Resource documents can be found on: http://discover.pbcgov.org/communityservices/SubstanceUseDisorders/Pages/default.aspx and http://discover.pbcgov.org/BusinessOpportunities/Pages/default.aspx websites.

​OBHSUD held a Technical Assistance Workshop for Applicants on Thursday, August 6, 2020 using Zoom (Online) and submission deadline was 12:00 pm (Noon), Friday, August 14, 2020.

Funding Recommendations

 For questions and/or concerns regarding technical issues, please email Gillian Moxey at gmoxey@pbcgov.org

For questions and/or concerns regarding the NOFO guidance content, please Joanna Reid at Jreid2NOFO@pbcgov.org

 Contact Us

John L. Hulick, MS
Senior Program Manager

810 Datura Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone:  561-355-9915
Fax:  561-242-6996

​IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all meetings, training and events have been cancelled for the next thirty (30) days to ensure the health and safety of our residents due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.