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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 19, 2020

U.S. Attorney Announces More Than $163 Million Available To Fight Addiction Crisis

DENVER – U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn  today announced that more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address America’s addiction crisis.

“The opioid and addiction crisis a top priority for me and my office,” said U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn.  “We are throwing everything we have at stopping these drugs from getting into the hands of those who illegally prescribe and dispense them and those who chose to use them without a valid prescription.  These funds in particular will help our partners continue and expand their hard work on this important effort.”

“Our nation is facing the difficult challenge of curbing substance addiction, which threatens public safety and is among the Administration’s top domestic priorities,” said Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. “The Department of Justice is front and center in the fight to meet this challenge. OJP is making historic amounts of grant funding available to ensure that our communities have access to innovative and diverse solutions.”

The funding is available through OJP, the federal government’s leading source of public safety funding and crime victim assistance in state, local and tribal jurisdictions. OJP’s programs support a wide array of activities and services, including programs designed to prevent overdose deaths and break the cycle of addiction and crime. 

A number of funding opportunities that address the addiction crisis are currently open: 

 

Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/bja-2020-17098

Total Available $1.75 million     Deadline 5/14/2020           

 

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program

https://bja.ojp.gov/COSSAP20

Total Available $27 million         Deadline 5/21/2020

 

Enhancing Community Responses to America's Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims

https://www.ovc.gov/grants/pdftxt/fy-2020-enhancing-community-responses-to-drug-crisis.pdf

Total Available: $19 million       Deadline: 5/4/2020

           

Family Drug Court Program

https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/ojjdp-2020-17090

Total Available $18.2 million     Deadline 4/8/2020

 

Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/bja-2020-17754

Total Available $28.1     Deadline 5/5/2020

 

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program

https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/ojjdp-2020-17051

Total Available $7.2 million     Deadline 4/13/2020

 

Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/ojjdp-2020-16930

Total Available $48 million     Deadline 4/13/2020  

 

Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/ojjdp-2020-17352

Total Available $9 million     Deadline 4/20/2020

 

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime            https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/nij-2020-17275

Total Available $1 million     Deadline 4/20/2020   

 

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

https://bja.ojp.gov/RSAT20

Total Available $4.5 million     Deadline 4/6/2020

 

For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit https://www.ojp.gov/funding/explore/current-funding-opportunities

Topic(s): 
Grants
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Contact: 
Jeff Dorschner Spokesman, Public Affairs Officer U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado 303-454-0243 direct; 303-454-0400 fax
Updated March 19, 2020