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Solicitation Title: Interim Assessment and Evaluation of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) developed this solicitation in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to seek competitive proposals for a single subaward of a cooperative agreement to complete the following deliverables:

  • A congressionally mandated report that assesses the nature and extent of the incidence of opioid abuse and illegal opioid distribution in the United States.  This report is due to IIR no later than May 20, 2019.
  • A multisite process evaluation of select Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) grant-funded sites.  This report is due to IIR no later than September 1, 2020.
  • A performance assessment report that summarizes performance outcomes from the COAP sites. This report is due to IIR no later than November 15, 2020.
  • A congressionally mandated report that serves as an evaluation of the effectiveness of COAP.  This report is due to IIR no later than March 1, 2021.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are national, regional, state, or local public and private entities; for-profit and nonprofit organizations (including tribal for-profit and nonprofit organizations); faith-based and community organizations; institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education); federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior; and units of local government that support initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign institutions of higher education are not eligible to apply. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee. Current COAP Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) grantees, their contractors, and consultants are ineligible to apply for this award.  Additionally, research partners involved in FY2017 COAP site-based projects are also ineligible to apply.

Grant Awards:  IIR expects to make one award of up to $1.55 million in the form of a cooperative agreement. IIR expects to make an award for no more than a 30-month period of performance, to begin on February 1, 2019.

Application Deadline:  All required application components should be submitted electronically to no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on December 19, 2018.  Applicants can expect to receive an email confirming receipt of the email submission.  A second email will be sent upon a cursory review of the contents of the submission, advising the number of attachments that were accepted to ensure completeness of submission.  Please allow plenty of time for submission, since some agencies may experience technical difficulties when submitting large files. For issues with submission, please email

Applicant Webinar:  IIR hosted an informational webinar for all interested parties on December 4, 2018.  A recording of the webinar can be viewed at  

Questions and Contact Information:  For assistance with any requirement of this solicitation, please email  Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the solicitation can be found here:

The full solicitation can be viewed at

Additional Materials:  The following materials provide additional information that will assist applicants in developing their responses to this solicitation.