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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

Monday, March 30, 2020

U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town Announces More Than $163 Million Available to Fight Addiction Crisis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town today announced that more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address America’s addiction crisis. 

“The opioid addiction in our communities, both urban and rural, is profound,” Town said.  “In Alabama, there is a need to fund programming and diversionary courts to address the crisis of addiction.  This $163 million in grant funding opportunities demonstrates the Department of Justice’s unwavering commitment to ensure our law enforcement and community partners have access to essential resources to combat this 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

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 (Extended)


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 (Extended)


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

Updated March 30, 2020