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
An informational webinar was held on April 29, 2019. A recording of the webinar can be viewed at Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program FY 2019 Solicitation Webinar.
Questions and answers from the webinar are available at https://www.coapresources.org/content/documents/Funding/COAP_Solicitation_Webinar_4_29_19_QA.pdf.
To assist in preparing your COAP funding application, the following examples of applications are provided for your reference.