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U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph Announces More Than $163 Million Available to Fight Addiction Crisis

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

SHREVEPORT/LAFAYETTE/ALEXANDRIA/LAKE CHARLES/MONROE, La. – U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph of the Western District of Louisiana today announced that more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address America’s addiction crisis.

“The fight against opioid abuse is among our nation’s most pressing law enforcement and public health initiatives,” said U.S. Attorney Joseph.  “I encourage organizations and groups in Louisiana to explore these federal funding opportunities.  We must all continue to look for new ways to fight this epidemic.”

“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:

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Updated March 27, 2020

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