Grant Solicitation Resources

Grant Solicitation Resources for Treatment Courts

Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant 


Webinar: Applying for BJA's Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant: What You Need to Know

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program 2019 Competitive Grant has been announced! Learn how to write a successful application- listen to this NDCRC webinar with Gregory Torain, BJA Policy Advisor. He reviews the 2019 solicitation guidelines, provides an explanation of the application requirements, and answers specific questions from listeners

Download the slides from the webinar above

More about the solicitation:

The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (ADCDGP) is to equip courts and community supervision systems with the necessary tools and resources, utilizing the most current evidence-based practices and principles, to intervene with participants who abuse substances while preparing them for success in the community.

Read the full solicitation:

Solicitation closes on April 16, 2019


Examples of Adult Drug Court program narratives:

Statewide funding program narrative

Enhancement funding program narrative

Enhancement funding program narrative (2)

Implementation funding program narrative


Answers to common questions  


FY2019 Opportunities for Tribes 

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Adult Drug Court solicitation offers grants to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court programs. Federally recognized Indian tribal governments are eligible for both categories. In fact, in FY 2018, nine (9) tribes were awarded grants! This webinar will overview the FY 2019 solicitation, including requirements of the grants, the tribal key components, performance measures, and grant writing tips. Watch the webinar here.

Other resources for grant writing:


Health Care Reform The changes brought forth by the Affordable Care Act will have significant implications for substance abuse treatment systems; including drug courts.  The ACA publications and Resources are the most up-to-date
resources and publications on the Affordable Care Act.


Targeting Research shows that drug courts work best for individuals who are both high-risk and high-need.  These and fact sheets review research and evidence to assist programs in the proper targeting for their drug courts.


Evidence-Based Practices In order to ensure fidelity to the drug court model, it is important that programs utilize best practices.  These websites and monograph provide research to guide drug courts in their efforts to reach a
higher standard of operations.


DWI Courts Documents and publications provided by the National Center for DWI Courts


Veterans Treatment Courts Documents and publications provided by Justice for Vets.


Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts The Tribal Court Clearinghouse is a project of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and provides extensive information on tribal drug court specific resources.


Co-Occurring Disorder Courts These resources will help you in the screening and treatment with clients in your Co-Occurring Court


Juvenile and Family Drug Courts These are publications dealing with current research in Family and Juvenile Drug Courts


Standards, 10 Keys and 7 Design Features These resources describe the basic elements that define effective drug courts.  The purpose of each aspect is explained along with guidance for implementation and performance benchmarks.


Medication Assisted Treatment These resources provide an introduction to the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in drug courts.


Additional Resources These resources will provide additional information on BJA approved trainings offered by NDCI, a listing of state drug court coordinators and the OJP Financial Guide.