More than $163 million announced to fight addiction crisis

More than 3 million announced to fight addiction crisis

U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Illinois Steven D. Weinhoeft has announced that the Department of Justice has made available more than $163 million to help communities that are addressing America’s addiction crisis. Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), said, “Our nation is facing the difficult challenge of curbing substance addiction, which threatens public safety and is among the Administration’s top domestic priorities.”

Sullivan added, “The Department of Justice is front and center in the fight to meet this challenge. OJP is making historic amounts of grant funding available to ensure that our communities have access to innovative and diverse solutions.” The funds will available through OJP. OJP is the federal government’s leading source of public safety funding and crime victim assistance in state, local and tribal jurisdictions.

A wide array of activities and services are supported by the OJP’s programs. The services include programs designed to prevent overdose deaths and break the cycle of addiction and crime. A number of funding opportunities that address the addiction crisis are currently open:

  • Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

Total Available $1.75 million                                    Deadline 5/14/2020


  • Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program

Total Available $27 million                                       Deadline 5/21/2020


  • Enhancing Community Responses to America’s Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims crisis.pdf

Total Available: $19 million                                      Deadline: 5/4/2020


  • Family Drug Court Program

Total Available $18.2 million                                    Deadline 4/8/2020 (Extended)


  • Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Total Available $28.1                                                 Deadline 5/5/2020


  • Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program

Total Available $7.2 million                                      Deadline 4/13/2020 (Extended)


  • Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

Total Available $48 million                                       Deadline 4/13/2020


  • Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

Total Available $9 million                                         Deadline 4/20/2020


  • Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime

Total Available $1 million                                         Deadline 4/20/2020


  • Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

Total Available $4.5 million                                      Deadline 4/6/2020

Senior writer at the Chicago Morning Star

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