Grant Opportunities

Funding Agency: OJJDP

Due Date: extended to April 13, 2020

Grant Time Period: 4 years

Maximum Amount: Varies by category (See Solicitation)

Link to RFP: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/ojjdp-2020-17051

This solicitation provides funding for states/territories, state & local courts, units of local government, & federally recognized Indian tribal governments acting on behalf of a single jurisdiction drug court. 

Category 1: planning & implementation - $500,000 over 4 years

Category 2: enhancement (program must have been in operation for at least 1 year) - $600,000 over 4 years

Match Requirement:

25% (cash or in-kind)

Funding Agency: DOJ

Due Date: extended to April 8, 2020

Grant Time Period: 3 years

Maximum Amount: Varies by category (See Solicitation)

Link to RFP: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/ojjdp-2020-17090

View the webinar for this solicitation here.

This solicitation provides funding for states/territories, state & local courts, units of local government, & federally recognized Indian tribal governments acting on behalf of a single jurisdiction drug court. 

Category 1: enhancing family drug courts (program must be in operation for at least 1 year) – up to $750,000 over 3 years

Category 2: serving Veterans through family drug courts enhancement (program must be in operation for at least 1 year) – up to $500,000 over 3 years

Category 3: state and county family drug courts expansion - up to $1,000,000 over 3 years

Match Requirement: 25% (cash or in-kind)

Funding Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Funding Opportunity #: BJA-2020-17249  

Due Date: May 1, 2020

Link to RFP: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17249.pdf

Match Requirement: 25% (cash or in-kind) for Category 1 applicants

The Office of Justice Programs prioritizes applications that address specific challenges of rural communities, high-poverty or persistent-poverty areas, and economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones).

Category 1: Implementation and Enhancement

States, territories, state and local courts, counties, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments may apply. These funds will be used to implement or enhance existing community court programs that address substance abuse and other issues using evidence-based principles and practices including case management, supervision and treatment services and/or the provision and coordination of recovery support services. Existing courts may use funds to scale up the court program’s capacity, enhance court operations to serve a specific population such as veterans, expand or enhance court services; improve the quality and/or intensity of services based on needs assessments; or complete a program evaluation.

Priority consideration will be given to applications that provide support and resources for veterans within community courts, either by establishing a specific track of the community court to serve veterans or providing a specific set of services to address the unique experiences and issues of veterans.

Up to $400,000 over 2 years

Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance

For-profit organizations, non-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education may apply. These funds will allow a national-scope organization to support community court grantees and practitioners in developing effective responses to low-level, nonviolent offenses that enhance public safety, prevent crime, and address substance abuse, including opioid abuse.

Up to $600,000 over 2 years

 

Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Funding Opportunity #: TI-20-011

Due Date: May 4, 2020

Grant Time Period: 2 years

Link to RFP: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-20-011

Eligible applicants: federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe or tribal organization applying individually, as a consortia, or in partnership with an urban Indian organization.

Funds should be used to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-aproved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). Recipients may also address stimulant misuse and use disorders, including cocaine and methamphetamine. The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

Up to $1,800,000 per year for 2 years

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $50,000,000

Match Requirement: None

Funding Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Funding Opportunity #: BJA-2020-17114

Due Date: May 18, 2020

Maximum Amount: Up to $750,000 over 3 years

Link to RFP: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17114.pdf

Eligible applicants are states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). BJA will only accept applications that demonstrate the proposed project will be administered jointly by an agency with responsibility for criminal or juvenile justice activities and a mental health agency.

Funds should be used to help entities improve public safety and support individuals with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, connecting them to treatment and social services. Specifically, funds can be used to create or expand mental health courts or other court-based programs, offer specialized response training for mental health providers and public safety officials, or to enhance systems that encourage cooperation between state and local governments to support individuals with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.

Match Requirement: 20% during years 1 and 2, 40% during year 3

Funding Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Funding Opportunity #: BJA-2020-17023 

Due Date: May 21, 2020

Link to RFP: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17023.pdf

Match Requirement: None

Priority consideration will be given to applicants that demonstrate the state, or regions within the state, has been disproportionately impacted by the abuse of illicit opioids, stimulants, or others substances as evidenced, in part, by a high rate of primary treatment admissions for heroin or other opioids, high rates of overdose deaths, and/or a lack of accessibility to treatment providers and facilities and to emergency medical services. The Office of Justice Programs also prioritizes applications that address specific challenges of rural communities, high-poverty or persistent-poverty areas, and economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones).

Category 1: Local or Tribal Applications

Units of local government or federally recognized Indian tribal governments may apply (jurisdictions without a county or local government-based addiction service  system may designate the State Administering Agency (SAA) to serve as the primary applicant). These funds should be used to support the development of comprehensive, locally driven responses to opioids, stimulants, and other substances that expand access to supervision, treatment, and recovery support services across the criminal justice system; support law enforcement and other first responder diversion programs for nonviolent drug offenders; promote education and prevention activities; and address the needs of children impacted by substance abuse. 

Subcategory 1a: An urban area or large county with a population greater than 500,000

     Up to $1,200,000 over 3 years

Subcategory 1bA suburban area or medium-size county with a population between 100,000 and 500,000

     Up to $900,000 over 3 years

Subcategory 1cA rural area or small county or tribal area with a population of fewer than 100,000 or a federally recognized Indian tribe

     Up to $600,000 over 3 years

Category 2: State Applications

State administering agencies (SAA) responsible for criminal justice planning (or other relevant scope) may apply for funding on behalf of localities, tribal entities, or regions within the state and assist with the implementation of projects at multiple sites within the state. These funds should be used to support states in their efforts to implement and enhance one or more allowable activities in a minimum of six geographically diverse counties, localities, or regions.

Up to $6,000,000 over 3 years

 

Funding Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Funding Opportunity #: OJJDP-2020-17927

Due Date: May 4, 2020

Maximum Amount: $750,000 over 3 years

Link to RFP: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh176/files/media/document/ojjdp-2020-17927.pdf

States, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments are eligible to apply. OJJDP will only accept applications that demonstrate that the proposed project will be administered jointly by an agency with responsibility for juvenile justice activities and a mental health agency. 

Funds should be used to develop and implement a cross-system collaborative approach to improve responses and outcomes for youth with mental illnesses (MI) and co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse (CMISA) who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Grants awarded under this program will be used to create or expand mental health courts or other court-based programs serving youth; programs that offer specialized training to officers, employees of a juvenile justice agency, and mental health personnel in order to better respond to youth with MI or CMISA; programs that support the collaborative efforts of juvenile justice and mental health agencies to promote public safety by offering mental health treatment services and, where appropriate, substance abuse treatment services, for youth with MI or CMISA; programs that support intergovernmental cooperation between state and local governments to address enhanced support to youth with MI or CMISA.

Priority consideration will be given to applications that address strategies by law enforcement to identify and reduce risk of harm for youth with MI or CMISA; strategies for identification and treatment of juvenile-involved female youth; strategies to expand the use of mental health courts; strategies proven to reduce recidivism. The Office of Justice Programs will prioritize applications from federally recognized tribes and applications that address specific challenges of rural communities, high-poverty or persistent-poverty areas, and economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones).

Match Requirement: 20% during years 1 and 2, 40% during year 3

Register here for the solicitation webinar on April 8, 2020, 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT

Funding Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Funding Opportunity #: BJA-2020-17098

Due Date: 11:59 PM, May 14, 2020

Grant Time Period: 3 years

Link to RFP: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/bja-2020-17098

Click here to view the solicitation webinar with BJA policy advisor Greg Torain.

Click here for a copy of the corrected Powerpoint slides (slides 9 and 12, specifically).

Please note the information displayed on slides 9 and 12 (regarding the areas this funding will support) in the webinar was incorrect. The handout of PowerPoint slides reflect the correct information and Greg makes this clear in the recording.

 

Eligible drug court types: adult drug courts; DWI/DUI courts; co-occurring courts (participants possess both a substance abuse and mental illness diagnosis); veterans treatment courts (VTCs) (Types A and B); and tribal healing to wellness courts (THWCs).

Priority consideration will be given to applications addressing challenges of rural communities, high-poverty or persistent-poverty counties, or offering enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones).

 

Category 1: Implementation of Veterans Treatment Courts – to start treatment courts serving veterans in accordance with evidence-based practices and NADCP best practice standards

Up to $500,000 over 3 years

Competition ID: BJA-2020-17099

See this program narrative outline for Category 1, or download the editable version here.

 

Category 2: Enhancement of Adult Drug Courts and Veterans Treatment Courts – available to fully operational ADCs or VTCs to increase program capacity, provide access to or enhance treatment capacity, support other critical services, enhance or expand court operations or services, or to improve the quality or intensity of services based on needs assessments

Up to $500,000 over 3 years

Competition ID: BJA-2020-17100

See this program narrative outline for Category 2, or download the editable version here.

 

Category 3: Statewide Strategies to Support Adult Drug Courts and Veterans Treatment Courts – states may apply for funding to expand treatment and services, increase availability of training and technical assistance towards program sustainability, attendance of statewide conferences, scholarships to attend key training events, or collect and analyze statewide recidivism data

Up to $750,000 over 3 years

Competition ID: BJA-2020-17101

See this program narrative outline for Category 3, or download the editable version here.

 

Match Requirement: 25% (cash or in-kind)

Reference links:
Defining Drug Courts: The Ten Key Components 
Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards (Vol. I & II) 
OJP Grant Application Resource Guide 

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