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U.S. Attorney For Southern Illinois Announces More Than $163 Million Available to Fight Addiction Crisis

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft of the Southern District of Illinois today announced the 
availability of more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants 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 (OJP). 
“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,

Updated October 4, 2021