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Press Release

Addiction Crisis

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

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 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.”

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

Deadline 5/14/2020

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

Deadline 5/21/2020

Enhancing Community Responses to America's Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims Deadline: 5/4/2020


Family Drug Court Program

Deadline 4/8/2020 (Extended)

Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Deadline 5/5/2020

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program

Deadline 4/13/2020 (Extended)

Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

Deadline 4/13/2020  

Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

Deadline 4/20/2020

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime  

Deadline 4/20/2020

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

Deadline 4/6/2020

For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit


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For Additional Information Contact:

Public Information Officer Kenneth Gales 414-297-1700

Updated March 19, 2020