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

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

Seattle – U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran of the Western District of Washington, today announced that more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address America’s addiction crisis.

“Sadly, even with our community focused on health amidst the COVID-19 crisis, those who struggle with addiction have no break from their disease,” said U.S. Attorney Brian Moran.  “I hope state and local governments and non-profits will explore these federal funding opportunities and apply for the grants that can enhance their work with those suffering from addiction.”

“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


Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or

Updated March 25, 2020

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