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United States Attorney Mike Stuart Announces More than $163 Million Available to Fight Addiction Crisis

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

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart today 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.”

“Especially at this time given the immediate national challenge and the continuing critical need to battle the opiate scourge, these funds are needed now more than ever.  The funding provided through Department of Justice grant programs is critical to countering the substance abuse and addiction that have destroyed West Virginia communities and devastated our families,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Although West Virginia is the epicenter of the opioid epidemic, our state is proving to be a model of how to win this fight through resiliency and innovation.  I am appreciative that the Department of Justice continues to make funding available to further our efforts.”

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



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Updated March 19, 2020