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

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

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

Total Available $1.75 million     Deadline 5/14/2020           


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

Total Available $27 million         Deadline 5/21/2020


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

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


Family Drug Court Program

Total Available $18.2 million     Deadline 4/8/2020


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Total Available $28.1     Deadline 5/5/2020


Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program

Total Available $7.2 million     Deadline 4/13/2020


Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

Total Available $48 million     Deadline 4/13/2020  


Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

Total Available $9 million     Deadline 4/20/2020


Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime  

Total Available $1 million     Deadline 4/20/2020   


Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

Total Available $4.5 million     Deadline 4/6/2020


For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit


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