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Over $163 Million Available To Combat Addiction

U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme Monday, March 23, announced that more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address America’s addiction crisis.

“Montana communities are struggling with methamphetamine and related violent crime. Hopefully, these funds can be used to help stop drug dealers and help prevent and treat addiction,” Alme 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,” said Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. “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 funding is available through OJP, the federal government’s leading source of public safety funding and crime victim assistance in state, local and tribal jurisdictions. OJP’s programs support a wide array of activities and services, including 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: opportunities/bja-2020-17098. Total available: $1.75 million. Deadline May 14, 2020.

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program: Total svailable: $27 million. Deadline May 21, 2020.

Enhancing Community Responses to America's Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims: pdftxt/fy-2020-enhancing- community-responses- to-drug-crisis.pdf. Total available: $19 million. Deadline: May 4, 2020.

Family Drug Court Program: funding/opportunities/ojjdp- 2020-17090. Total available: $18.2 million. Deadline April 8, 2020 (extended).

Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: funding/opportunities/bja-2020-17754. Total available: $28.1 million. Deadline May 5, 2020.

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program: https://ojjdp. ojjdp-2020-17051. Total available: $7.2 million. Deadline April 13, 2020 (extended).

Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative: https:// ojjdp-2020-16930. Total available: $48 million. Deadline: April 13, 2020.

Opioid Affected Youth Initiative: https://ojjdp.ojp. gov/funding/opportunities/ ojjdp-2020-17352. Total available: $9 million. Deadline April 20, 2020.

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime: https:// nij-2020-17275. Total available: $1 million. Deadline: April 20, 2020.

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners: https://bja.ojp. gov/RSAT20. Total available: $4.5 million. Deadline: April 6, 2020.

For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit https:// current-funding-opportunities.

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