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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.


Blog: Federal Agencies Work Toward Reducing Opioid Impact on Youth

On March 14, members of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention listened to a panel of federal representatives discuss the national opioid crisis' impact on youth as well as the government's response to the crisis. Read the blog post to see how BJA is helping by investing in an OD map tracking system and other efforts.


Funding Webinars – Participate and Access Materials

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities, BJA has hosted several solicitation-specific webinars as well as Grant Applicant Education Series webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn about upcoming webinars and to access presentation files for and YouTube links to watch previously held webinars.


BJA's COAP's Strategic Focus

COAP’s strategic focus on combatting the opioid epidemic reflects the Attorney General’s commitment to reduce the number of fatal overdoses and to protect the American people. Broadly, COAP’s goals are to: (1) reduce opioid abuse and misuse and the number of overdose fatalities; and (2) support the implementation and enhancement of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).

COAP focuses on systemwide initiatives, as well as innovative approaches, to promote substance abuse treatment and recovery support. These concepts are rooted in the Sequential Intercept Model. The model provides a conceptual framework that communities can use when considering the interface between the criminal justice and substance abuse treatment systems. Within the criminal justice system, there are numerous intercept points, which are opportunities for linkage to services and for prevention of further involvement with the criminal justice system. The model shows the paths an individual may take through the criminal justice system; where the intercept points fall; and areas that communities can target for diversion, engagement, and reentry. In structuring COAP, BJA leaders have focused on effective policy strategies that include the following:

  • Supporting our nation’s first responders and strengthening their partnerships with behavioral health, public health, and agencies that serve crime victims.
  • Expanding diversion programs for nonviolent individuals who abuse illicit and prescription opioids.
  • Implementing and enhancing PDMPs.
  • Encouraging and supporting comprehensive cross-system planning and collaboration among officials who work in law enforcement, pretrial services, the courts, probation and parole, child welfare, reentry, PDMPs, and emergency medical services, as well as health care providers, public health partners, and agencies that provide substance abuse treatment and recovery support services.
  • Developing and implementing strategies to identify and provide treatment and recovery support services to high-frequency utilizers of multiple systems (e.g., health care, child welfare, criminal justice) who have a history of opioid abuse.
  • Increasing the availability of treatment and recovery support services in rural or tribal communities by expanding the use of technology-assisted treatment and recovery support services.
  • Enhancing public safety, behavioral health, and public health information-sharing partnerships that leverage key public health and public safety data sets (e.g., de-identified PDMP data, naloxone administrations, fatal and nonfatal overdose data, drug arrests) to create a holistic view of the environment and develop interventions based on this information.

Examples of successful FY 2018 COAP grant application project narratives:

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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BJA is pleased to announce the newly developed COAP Resource Center, which houses a wide array of resources, including newsletters, webinars, podcasts, publications, and training opportunities. COAP grantees and opioid abuse/misuse treatment providers can request individualized training and technical assistance in the areas of peer recovery, leveraging of key public health and public safety data sets, reduction of opioid misuse and overdose fatalities, and prescription drug monitoring.

Practitioners and administrators interested in BJA funding can also review detailed program summaries from each grantee awarded under the six categories of the BJA COAP solicitation.

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

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program, BJA-Sponsored, March 2019. This resource provides information about BJA's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP), including funding amounts, awards, supported activities, and more.
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance, BJA-Sponsored, March 2019. This resource focuses on the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) program which offers information, TTA, and learning opportunities to support BJA grantees, states, and communities build and sustain multidisciplinary criminal justice responses to the opioid epidemic.
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion, BJA-Sponsored, March 2019. This resource provides information about law enforcement/first responder diversion programs, which often include first responders working in partnership with substance abuse treatment providers and peer recovery coaches to help overdose victims access treatment and recovery support services.
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Support to Local Governments, BJA-Sponsored, March 2019. This resource highlights the goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP), specifically focusing on COAP support to state government agencies.
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Support to Tribal Communities, BJA-Sponsored, March 2019. This resource highlights the goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP), specifically focusing on COAP support to tribal communities.
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Support to States and Territories, BJA-Sponsored, March 2019. This resource highlights the goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP), specifically focusing on COAP support to states and territories.
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: The Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative, BJA-Sponsored, April 2019. This resource provides information about the Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative, a special learning opportunity offered through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program, that supports programs, organizations, and jurisdictions interested in incorporating peer recovery support services into their portfolios of substance abuse intervention and treatment strategies.
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Newsletter, Second Edition 2019, BJA-Sponsored, March 2019. This newsletter highlights efforts and activities supported by BJA's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program.
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Newsletter, First Edition 2019, BJA-Sponsored, February 2019. This newsletter highlights information about and activities associated with BJA's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP), as well as details on upcoming events and training and technical assistance opportunities.
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Newsletter, Second Edition 2018, BJA-Sponsored, August 2018. This newsletter highlights information about and activities associated with BJA's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP), as well as details on upcoming events and training and technical assistance opportunities.
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More BJA Publications

Examples of successful FY 2018 COAP grant application project narratives:

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

PDMP TTAC Newsletters:


Announcement:

Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats

This initiative is designed to demonstrate how local public health, behavioral health, and public safety agencies can collaboratively leverage their distinct and complementary roles and capabilities to collect, share, and analyze near real-time data to support coordinated cross-sector responses to reduce overdose deaths. Under this solicitation, up to six communities will be selected for grant awards up to $600,000, each for a 24-month period. Apply by: June 27, 2019.


Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Statewide Expansion and Response

BJA is sponsoring this opportunity in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This initiative is designed to support statewide adoption of ODMAP as well as the development of highly coordinated public safety, behavioral health, and public health responses to the data, focusing on “hot spots” and trends of concern. Apply by: June 27, 2019.


Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program

Through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP), BJA is seeking applications to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic. Apply by: June 5, 2019.


Learn about ODMAP Opportunity and Application Process

During a webinar on May 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET, presenters will discuss the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Statewide Expansion and Response Grant, an opportunity sponsored by BJA in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more and register to participate.


Partnerships to Support Data-Driven Responses to Emerging Drug Solicitation Webinar

On May 30, 2019, at 11 a.m. ET, learn about the Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats funding opportunity and application process during an informational webinar.


Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program

Through the FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program, BJA intends to select training and technical assistance (TTA) providers to support the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP). Providers will deliver nationwide TTA to criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs, and their partner agencies in sites selected through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program solicitation, and to communities nationwide impacted by the opioid epidemic. Apply by: May 28, 2019.


Upcoming Webinar on the COAP Site-based Program

On April 29, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET, join BJA for a webinar about the FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP) funding opportunity. Learn more and register for this webinar.


Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Funding Opportunity for Tribes

On April 18, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET, join BJA for the Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Funding Opportunity for Tribes webinar. This webinar will overview the FY 2019 solicitation and highlight the three categories for which tribes are eligible to apply.


COAP TTA Opportunity Webinar

Learn more about the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Training and Technical Assistance FY 2019 opportunity and application process during a webinar on April 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. ET. Register now to participate in the webinar.


What's in a Name? The Role of Peer Specialists

On April 10, at 1 p.m. ET, the BJA-supported Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Collaborative Training and Technical Assistance will host What's in a Name? The Role of Peer Specialists. This webinar will focus on different aspects associated with the use of peer specialists to help support people in recovery from substance use disorders.


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:

Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats
Application Deadline: 06/27/2019, 05:00 PM
This initiative is designed to demonstrate how local public health, behavioral health, and public safety agencies can collaboratively leverage their distinct and complementary roles and capabilities to collect, share, and analyze near real-time data to support coordinated cross-sector responses to reduce overdose deaths.
Solicitation  Webinar (5/30/2019)


Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Statewide Expansion and Response
Application Deadline: 06/27/2019, 05:00 PM
BJA is sponsoring this opportunity in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Under this solicitation, up to six states will be selected for grant awards up to $700,000, each for a 24-month period. This initiative is designed to support statewide adoption of ODMAP as well as the development of highly coordinated public safety, behavioral health, and public health responses to the data, focusing on "hot spots" and trends of concern.
Solicitation  Webinar (5/30/2019)


Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/05/2019, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic.
Solicitation  Webinar (4/29/2019)


Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/28/2019, 11:59 PM
Through this program, BJA intends to select training and technical assistance providers to support the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP).
Solicitation  Webinar (4/17/2019)


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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