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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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

Knoxville, Tenn. – U.S. Attorney J. Douglas Overbey of the Eastern District of Tennessee today announced that more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address America’s addiction crisis.

"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."

"Our office will continue to work with local, state, and federal leaders to help educate the public regarding the dangers involved in the improper use and abuse of these powerful substances," said U.S. Attorney J. Douglas Overbey.

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 (Extended)

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 (Extended)

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

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Grants
Contact: 
Rachelle Barnes Public Information Officer (65) 545-4167
Updated March 31, 2020