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 – 2020. This grant is an expansion of the highly successful NARCAN Nasal Spray Distribution grant started in 2018 and supporting 18 select counties in Southern Illinois.

Rural IL Opioid Overdose Prevention Initiative – Naloxone Distribution – 2020 provides training as necessary to Law Enforcement and Fire Department first responders and equip them with NARCAN Nasal Spray, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

The grant will also provide resources for treatment and care coordination.

Please note there are no matching funds required to participate.

As part of this program we are prioritizing agencies that will implement a NARCAN LEAVE BEHIND INITIATIVE.

The goal of the Narcan Leave Behind Initiative is to have first responders leave behind two 4mg doses of Narcan with instructions on how to use them and community resource cards including information about treatment providers and care coordination services.

Every second counts. In an overdose event it is critical that the victim is revived as soon as possible. Placing Narcan in the hands of people most likely to witness an opioid overdose saves lives. Making sure that community members have this life-saving medication on hand can shorten response times and increase the chances of survival.

Law Enforcement and Fire Agencies: As the process develops, ILEAS will contact your agency to guide you through the process and provide training as necessary. Agencies are not required to have signed a mutual aid agreement to participate in this grant.

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.

There is a mandatory opioid overdose prevention training requirement. 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 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 or documents to

  1. ILEAS LEO NARCAN Nasal Spray Distribution Agreement
  2. For Law Enforcement Agencies 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. For Fire Departments please fill out the Fire Department Agency Request Form.
  4. ILEAS will provide guidance and a streamlined process to access the ODMAP system after all documents have been received if your agency is not already a member.

If you are not interested at this time, please indicate so in an email response otherwise I will periodically contact you. You are always welcome to take advantage of this resource until the grant expires.


If you have any questions, please contact me at:

William DeJarnette



Summary of Programmatic Requirements









First Responders


  Sign/return Distribution Agreement





  Enter responders into ILEAS membership agency roster





  Complete and return Fire Dept request form





  Join ODMAP as agency (we will assist)    





  Take training (as necessary)





  Join ODMAP as level 1 user (we will assist)





  ILEAS sends NARCAN    





  Report all Narcan administration in ODMAP and IDHS DOPP report





  Request resupply from ILEAS     





  Communicate with support agency






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: