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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 19, 2020

New Hampshire U.S. Attorney Announces More Than $163 Million Available to Fight Addiction Crisis

            Concord – U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray of New Hampshire today announced that more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address America’s addiction crisis.

            “New Hampshire has been hit hard by the opioid crisis and faces additional addiction-related threats, including a growing methamphetamine problem,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “While the law enforcement community will continue to focus on targeting the drug traffickers who seek to profit from those who suffer from addiction, these grants can provide valuable resources to help our communities fight addiction and curtail the demand for these dangerous substances.”

            “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: 

            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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Press Release Number: 
20-047
Updated March 19, 2020