Naloxone Grant

Equipping Police and Fire to Fight the Opioid Epidemic


ILEAS and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are partnering on a grant entitled: Rural IL Opioid Overdose Prevention Initiative – Naloxone Distribution – 2022-2023, and we are inviting your agency to participate in this opportunity. This grant allows ILEAS to provide law enforcement and fire agencies training, resources, and NARCAN nasal spray free of cost. This year’s grant award is an expansion of the highly successful NARCAN Distribution Program started in 2018 that provided NARCAN and resources to 18 counties in Southern Illinois.

The goal of this grant period is to continue to support the original 18 counties and expand the NARCAN Distribution program, training, and resources to an additional 6 counties in Southern Illinois.

The targeted counties are: Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, Dekalb, Douglas, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Gallatin, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Johnson, Kane, Lawrence, Logan, Macoupin, Marion, Massac, Menard, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Williamson.

Please note there are no matching funds required to participate.


This grant will help you comply with:

20 ILCS 301/5-23 Sec 5-23 (e) (1) Drug overdose prevention program

Every state and local government agency that employs a law enforcement officer or fireman as those terms are defined in the Line of Duty compensation act must possess opioid antagonists and must establish a policy to control the acquisition, storage, transportation, and administration of such opioid antagonists and to provide training in the administration of opioid antagonists.

A State or local government agency that employs a fireman as defined in the Line of Duty Compensation Act but does not respond to emergency medical calls or provide medical services shall be exempt from this subsection.


Participation Details:

To participate in this NARCAN Distribution Program there is a required overdose prevention training your agency must complete. The training is short as it is designed to address NARCAN Nasal Spray issues specifically and may be done on a smart phone. Training needs will be assessed by ILEAS.  Further information and training opportunities will be added as related topics become available.

To accelerate the process of getting NARCAN Nasal Spray into the hands of your first responders please sign and return the following document to

  1. ILEAS NARCAN Nasal Spray Distribution Agreement
  2. We will then contact you about entering your department roster into your ILEAS membership agency roster.  Many of you will be familiar with that portal and will have accessed it during BAO training.  You will be able to track your staff’s progress for NARCAN training.
  3. ILEAS will provide guidance to joining and accessing the ODMAP system for Naloxone reporting and analysis.
  4. ILEAS will provide guidance for Online Naloxone reporting through following an intervention event.


NARCAN Leave Behind Pilot:

As a part of this program we are also inviting agencies to consider becoming a part of a NARCAN Leave Behind pilot Program.

Please note, this IS NOT a requirement of participation in the NARCAN distribution program referenced above. This is an opportunity for any interested agency to receive additional NARCAN to enhance overdose prevention services they can provide to their community members at risk for an overdose.

Every Second Counts. In an overdose event it is critical that the victim is revived as soon as possible. Non-fatal overdose is the biggest risk factor for a subsequent fatal overdose.  First responders have a unique opportunity to get resources to individuals who are at highest risk for additional fatal and non-fatal overdose.

The goal of the NARCAN Leave Behind Initiative is to provide the tools for first responders to be able to provide naloxone leave behind kits to individuals and/or their family members at the scene of an overdose. The leave behind kits will include, at minimum, two 4mg doses of NARCAN with instructions on how to use it and community resource cards that include information about treatment providers and care coordination services. Making sure that community members have this life-saving medication on hand can shorten response times and save lives.


If you have any questions, please contact me at:

William DeJarnette


Project Links:

Training Certification:

  • IDHS: Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery Training - Approval Letter
  • IDPH: "Naloxone First Responder Training Course" meets grant requirements - Approval Letter

Additional Information: