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U.S. Attorney Powell announces more than $163 million available to fight addiction crisis

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – U.S. Attorney Bill Powell today announced that more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address America’s addiction crisis.

“While we are encouraged as we see the overdose numbers decrease, both nationwide and in our district, we still have much work to do. It will continue to take a multi-pronged approach to battle the poison in our communities. These grants can help combat the opioid issue, from prosecution to treatment to prevention, and I encourage all who are eligible to apply,” said Powell.

“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 19, 2020

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