Evaluation of Mosaic Opioid Recovery Partnership

Client: RIZE Massachusetts Foundation
Topic Areas: Behavioral health and substance use; Grant-making programs
Service: Participatory Evaluation

ICH has been hired to evaluate the Mosaic Opioid Recovery Partnership (Mosaic), which is a multi-year, multi-round grant program, funded by MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), and powered by RIZE Massachusetts Foundation. RIZE was selected to receive and manage a part of the state’s Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund (ORRF) through a unique public-private partnership. The goal of the Mosaic program is to provide a pathway for small, community-based organizations and municipalities to apply for settlement funds. Mosaic is specifically designed to support communities and populations that have been historically underserved and have experienced a high rate of opioid-related overdose deaths. Over the course of the next three years, RIZE will be distributing funds for general operating support, municipality-led initiatives, and population-based programs.

ICH has been engaged in the grant program development process, offering evaluation support to assess how equitable and accessible Mosaic’s grantmaking practices are. Once grants are awarded, ICH will lead a mixed methods, developmental evaluation, gathering data on implementation and outcomes of each grant round. With the evaluation, ICH aims to document the impact of the program and provide useful and actionable data to inform the development of future community grant programs.