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Funding Opportunities

Solicitation Title: National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY 2019
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Solicitation

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks applications for funding of rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. The research focus of this solicitation is criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community surveillance relevant to narcotics law enforcement, forensic science, and/or medicolegal death investigation. [The U.S. Department of Justice has identified the FY2019 solicitation drug priorities as: 1) fentanyl and its illicit analogues, 2) methamphetamine, and 3) illegal marijuana markets.] 

To view the solicitation, visit https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-15444.pdf.

Applications due:  May 6, 2019

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Solicitation Title: Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion Mentor Program
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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce the creation of the Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion Mentor Program to begin on October 1, 2019. This program is part of the training and technical assistance (TTA) resources available to local jurisdictions through BJA’s Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP). The selection process for mentor sites is being facilitated by TASC, Inc. in its role as a COAP TTA provider. COAP was developed as part of the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act and is designed to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic.

The Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion Mentor Program will provide communities interested in starting a diversion program with the opportunity to learn from established or innovative programs that have shown success in meeting their communities’ treatment needs. The mentor sites selected through this application process will serve as models for individuals and teams interested in starting a program or for established programs interested in learning innovative practices.

After the mentor sites are selected, BJA will develop a process for communities to submit an online application to visit a mentor program. BJA will support the travel of up to three individuals from approved communities to observe one of the mentor sites.

Submission Deadline

Applications for the BJA Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion Mentor Program are due by 5:00 p.m., ET, on May 10, 2019. Please submit the application by downloading the form here. By using Adobe Acrobat Reader, you will be able to submit your application directly through a button on the form. A free download for Adobe Acrobat Reader can be found here. If using another PDF program, please complete the form and save your responses. Then, email a copy of the completed form to COAP@iir.com.

Questions

Should you have any questions about the application process or issues with submission, please send an email to COAP@iir.com, and we will do our best to respond promptly.

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Solicitation Title: Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications to provide Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP).

About the COAP TTA Program:

Signed into law on July 22, 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is the first major federal substance use disorder treatment and recovery legislation in 40 years and the most comprehensive effort to address the opioid epidemic. CARA establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that expand prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery. The purpose of this program is to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to state, local, and tribal criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), and their partner agencies in sites selected through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based solicitation. Learn more about COAP at www.coapresources.org.

This TTA program is designed to complement the COAP competitive site-based solicitation, which will be posted separately.

BJA is seeking five TTA providers that will work collaboratively to enhance and advance the COAP TTA Network and support the delivery of TTA to current and future site-based COAP grantees, PDMPs, and their stakeholders. Please note that the five categories described within this competitive grant announcement are soliciting applications from providers to deliver nationwide TTA. This grant announcement is not soliciting applications from individual jurisdictions to receive funding, training, or technical assistance from BJA.

There are five COAP TTA award categories:

  • Category 1: National COAP Law Enforcement/First Responder Partnership Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
  • Category 2: National COAP Jail-Based Treatment and Community Corrections Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Category 3: COAP National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Peer Recovery Support
  • Category 4: COAP State-Based Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Category 5: Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Training and Technical Assistance Program

For additional information, the full solicitation is available at https://www.bja.gov/funding/COAPTTA19.pdf.

Applications are due May 28, 2019.

An informational webinar was held on April 17, 2019.  A recording of the webinar can be viewed at https://iir.adobeconnect.com/pbaogy7z94t9/.

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Solicitation Title: Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program Competitive Grant
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The U.S. Department of Justice (Department), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to reduce violent crime and drug abuse and enhance public safety while supporting victims.

About the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Grant Program (COAP)

Signed into law on July 22, 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is the first major federal substance abuse treatment and recovery legislation in 40 years and the most comprehensive legislative effort to address the opioid epidemic. CARA establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that encompass prevention and education efforts, effective responses to those affected by substance abuse, and services for treatment and recovery from addiction. For FY 2019, in recognition of the ongoing national opioid priority, Congress has appropriated $157 million in support of CARA-related programs and $30 million in support of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs).

BJA developed the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) in response to the CARA legislation. COAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic. Since 2017, the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) has been incorporated into COAP, emphasizing the important role that PDMPs play in supporting safe prescribing and identifying patients who may be misusing prescription opioids (or other prescription drugs) and/or patients who may be at risk for overdose.

There are three award categories:

Category 1: Locally Driven Responses to the Opioid Epidemic—Funding amount: $600,000–$1,200,000

Category 2: Statewide Implementation, Enhancement, and Evaluation Projects—Funding amount: $3,000,000–$6,500,000

Category 3: Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Implementation and Enhancement Projects—Funding amount: up to $2,000,000

Applications Due: June 5, 2019

Learn more about the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant and application process during the upcoming webinar:

April 29, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., ET

Register here for the webinar.

In this webinar, BJA leaders will review the FY 2019 COAP grant application process. This site-based grant program provides awards ranging from $600,000 to $6,500,000 for a 36-month project period to deliver financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic.

Presenters

Tara Kunkel, M.S.W., Senior Drug Policy Advisor, BJA

Tim Jeffries, M.S.W., Senior Drug Policy Advisor, BJA

(Please note: This webinar will be recorded for future reference and sharing with colleagues who are unable to attend.)