Authorized through the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), millions in grants are available to states and local governments for opioid abuse outreach programs across six categories.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking system-wide initiatives as well as innovative approaches to promote substance misuse treatment and recovery support. Local governments and other applicants should focus on comprehensive cross-system planning and collaboration among officials who work in law enforcement, pretrial services, the courts, probation and parole, child welfare, reentry, prescription drug monitoring programs, emergency medical services and health care providers, public health partners and agencies that provide substance misuse treatment and recovery support services.
Funding is also available to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to state and local criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs and partner agencies in sites selected.
The goal of the TTA program is to support site-based and state initiatives designed to reduce opioid misuse and the number of overdose fatalities. BJA is seeking applicants that will work with the National Training and Technical Assistance Center and provide support in four categories. Four grant recipients will support prescription drug monitoring programs and their stakeholders on a national basis.
Non-profits and other organizations with experience may apply for the TTA program, and governments can partner with these organizations. These applicants are strongly encouraged to partner with organizations that represent practitioners within certain key stakeholder groups, including law enforcement and public health, according to the grant announcement.
Applications for both programs are due April 25, 2017. Awards for both programs will be made by Sept. 30th.
There is no match requirement for either grant opportunity.