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Justice Department Is Awarding Almost $320 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis

View a fact sheet to learn about the FY 2018 awards made for BJA-specific programs, including the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program, Innovative Prosecution Solutions, Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, and others.


Anticipated FY 2019 Solicitations that Support Law Enforcement

This resource highlights different law enforcement solicitations that are expected to be available from BJA in FY 2019, including opportunities that relate to body-worn cameras, human trafficking investigations, opioids, school safety, and more.


Funding Options for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
To help Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) identify funding options which may assist them in remaining operational and fulfill their purpose in a time of shrinking state budgets, BJA's PDMP Training and Technical Assistance Center, operated by Brandeis University, has developed a guide to inform PDMP administrators, policymakers, legislative representatives, and other interested stakeholders about funding mechanisms currently in use across the country. The guide also suggests other funding possibilities a PDMP may wish to consider to ensure sustainability and program enhancement.

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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Newsletter
The COAP newsletter is a vehicle to share information; promote training and technical assistance opportunities; and foster innovative ideas to assist COAP grantees, communities, and the nation in collaboratively addressing the country's opioid epidemic.

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC) at Brandeis University provides a comprehensive array of services, support, resources, and strategies to PDMPs, federal partners and other stakeholders to further the efforts and effectiveness of PDMPs in combating the misuse, abuse and diversion of prescription drugs.

Additional COAP TTA provider websites are forthcoming for the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, Advocates for Human Potential, and Altarum Institute.

Tara Kunkel
Senior Drug Policy Officer (IPA)
202-616-0690
E-mail: tara.kunkel@ojp.usdoj.gov

Tim Jeffries
Policy Advisor
202-616-7385
E-mail: timothy.jeffries@usdoj.gov

2017 BJA Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program National Meeting: Agenda and Presentations, BJA-Sponsored, September 2017. This resource presents access to the presentations that took place during the September 2017 BJA Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program National Meeting.
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2017 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Introduced and Enacted Legislation and Regulations, BJA-Sponsored, August 2017. This resource presents details of federal- and state-level legislative bills and regulations introduced or enacted in 2017 that relate to prescription drug monitoring programs.
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2016 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Enacted Legislation and Regulations, BJA-Sponsored, August 2017. This resource presents details of federal- and state-level legislative bills and regulations introduced or enacted in 2016 that relate to prescription drug monitoring programs.
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Tracking PDMP Enhancement: The Best Practice Checklist, BJA-Sponsored, March 2017. This report documents the development of the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) best practice checklist, a tool for tracking the adoption of practices over time by PDMPs, both individually and collectively.
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Enhancing PDMPs: A Comparison of Changes 2010 to 2016, BJA-Sponsored, December 2016. Using data from four assessments and information received from prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) separate and subsequent to the assessments, this guide details the changes and evolution PDMPs have undergone between 2010 and 2016 as they apply to selected best practices.
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PDMP Suggested Practices To Ensure Pharmacy Compliance and Improve Data Integrity, BJA-Sponsored, April 2015. This guide details the areas where prescription data errors may occur, some procedures prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) employ to detect those errors, and steps to ensure the erroneous data is corrected. Also provided are suggestions for prescribers, dispensers, and other stakeholders to consider to prevent data errors from occurring.
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Call to Action and Issue Brief: Justice System Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs - Addressing the Nation's Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Epidemic, BJA-Sponsored, January 2015. This resource serves as an educational tool and call to action, underscoring the value of the justice enterprise's participation in prescription drug monitoring programs from both the public safety and the public health perspective.
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RxStat Technical Assistance Manual, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. RxStat is a model for advancing a shared understanding of the patterns and characteristics of problem drug use – including prescription opioid misuse – in a local jurisdiction. This manual is designed to support local jurisdictions in the establishment of an RxStat initiative.
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Mandating PDMP Participation by Medical Providers: Current Status and Experience in Selected States, BJA-Sponsored, February 2014. This briefing describes the current status of state mandates and the implementation and outcomes thus far of mandates in Kentucky, Tennessee and New York.
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Guidance on PDMP Best Practices: Options for Unsolicited Reporting, BJA-Sponsored, January 2014. This guidance document outlines the rationale and basic procedures for the unsolicited reporting of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to prescribers, dispensers, licensing boards, and law enforcement agencies.
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Grant Awards:

Frequently Asked Questions about the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based and Training and Technical Assistance Grant Programs

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Announcement:

Upcoming Webinar: First Responder Burnout Prevention

Register to participate in First Responder Burnout Prevention, taking place October 11, 2018, at 1 p.m. ET. Offered as part of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Webinar Series, this session will examine the causes of first responder burnout with consideration given to stresses arising from response to the opioid epidemic.


Deadline Extended: Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program

The closing date for the FY 2018 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program has been extended from June 7, 2018, to June 18, 2018. This program is designed to support first responders and provide for the needs of crime victims; support diversion programs for non-violent individuals who abuse illicit and prescription opioids; implement and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs; promote cross-system planning and coordination of service delivery; and reduce the incidence of fatal overdoses associated with opioid use.


Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program

BJA has released the FY 2018 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program solicitation. This program is designed to support first responders and provide for the needs of crime victims; support diversion programs for non-violent individuals who abuse illicit and prescription opioids; implement and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs; promote cross-system planning and coordination of service delivery; and reduce the incidence of fatal overdoses associated with opioid use. Deadline extended from June 7 to June 18, 2018.


Responding to BJA’s FY 2018 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Solicitation

On May 15, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET, BJA will review the FY 2018 COAP solicitation and grant application process during the "Responding to BJA’s FY 2018 COAP Solicitation" webinar. Access the FY 2018 COAP solicitation and register today to participate in the webinar.


Responding to the Opioid Crisis: National and Local Approaches

On January 17, 2018, at 2 p.m. ET, BJA staff will be among the speakers in the Responding to the Opioid Crisis: National and Local Approaches webinar. During this event, federal and local solutions will be discussed and an overview of related BJA initiatives will be presented. Learn more and register to participate in the webinar.


Opioid Abuse Program TTA Solicitation Available

BJA has released the FY 2017 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program grant announcement. This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments to intervene with persons with substance use disorders. Apply by: April 25, 2017.


Funding Available for Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program

BJA has released the FY 2017 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program funding opportunity. This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments to intervene with persons with substance use disorders. Apply by: April 25, 2017.


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Solicitation Released

BJA is seeking applications for the FY 2016 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. This program provides resources to plan, implement, and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs to prevent and reduce misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and aid in investigations of pharmaceutical crime. Applications are due by April 26, 2016.


Justice System Use of PDMPs

BJA and the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative have released a new resource: Call to Action and Issue Brief: Justice System Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs—Addressing the Nation’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Epidemic. This resource offers justice practitioners and policymakers valuable, practical, hands-on sections such as the PDMP best-practices checklist, a compendium of resources and references, and next steps to help them address this critical public safety and public health challenge.


Funding:

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program
Application Deadline: 06/18/2018, 11:59 PM
BJA, in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), is seeking applications to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic.
Solicitation  Webinar


Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program FY 2017 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/25/2017, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications to plan and implement comprehensive strategies in response to the growing opioid epidemic. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments to intervene with persons with substance-use disorders.
Solicitation


Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program FY 2017 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/25/2017, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications to plan and implement comprehensive strategies in response to the growing opioid epidemic. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments to intervene with persons with substance use disorders.
Solicitation


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/26/2016, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to plan, implement, and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs to prevent and reduce misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and aid in investigations of pharmaceutical crime.
Solicitation


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/28/2015, 11:59 PM
This program provides resources to plan, implement, and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs to prevent and reduce misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and aid in investigations of pharmaceutical crime
Solicitation


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/06/2014, 11:59 PM
PDMP provides resources to plan, implement, and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs to prevent and reduce misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and aid in investigations of pharmaceutical crime
Solicitation


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring National Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/06/2014, 11:59 PM
This program will assist states with developing effective strategies for planning, implementing, or enhancing prescription drug monitoring programs.
Solicitation


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/02/2013, 11:59 PM
This program provides resources to plan, implement, and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs to prevent and reduce misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and to aid in investigations of pharmaceutical crime.
Solicitation


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/08/2012, 11:59 PM
This program provides resources to plan, implement, and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs to prevent and reduce misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and to aid in investigations of pharmaceutical crime.
Solicitation


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/19/2011, 11:59 PM
This program enhances the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data and other scheduled chemical products through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency.
Solicitation


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring National Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/19/2011, 11:59 PM
This program supports the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Discretionary Grant Program.
Solicitation


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/01/2010, 07:59 PM
This program enhances the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data and other scheduled listed chemical products through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency.
Solicitation  2010 Frequently Asked Questions  Sample Logic Model


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2009 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 02/12/2009, 07:59 PM
This program enhances the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency.
Solicitation


Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2008 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/15/2008, 07:59 PM
This program supports the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Discretionary Grant Program.
Solicitation


Developing and Enhancing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs FY 2008 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 02/14/2008, 07:59 PM
PDMP enhances the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency.
Solicitation  Frequently Asked Questions


Developing and Enhancing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) FY 2007 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 01/11/2007, 07:59 PM
PDMPs enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency.
Solicitation  Frequently Asked Questions


Developing and Enhancing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) FY 2006 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 12/15/2005, 07:59 PM
This program enhances the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency.
Solicitation


Developing and Enhancing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: FY 2005 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 01/19/2005, 11:59 PM
These programs are designed to help prevent and detect the diversion and abuse of pharmaceutical controlled substances, particularly at the retail level where no other automated information collection system exists.
Solicitation

 

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