Today the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice released the solicitation for the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Grant Program (COAP), funded through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).
Who will be eligible to apply for BJA’s Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Grant Program (COAP)?
As laid out in CARA, applicants may include state agencies, units of local government, and federally-recognized Native American and Alaskan tribal governments. BJA will also accept applications that involve two or more entities, including treatment providers and other not-for-profit agencies, and regional applications that propose to carry out the funded federal award activities. Specific eligibility requirements by category can be found here.
What can be funded through this program?
BJA’s COAP site-based solicitation contains six categories of funding. The funding categories include:
- Category 1: Overdose Outreach Projects
- Category 2: Technology-assisted Treatment projects
- Category 3: System-level Diversion and Alternative to Incarceration Projects
- Category 4: Statewide Planning, Coordination, and Implementation Projects
- Category 5: Harold Rogers PDMP Implementation and Enhancement Projects
- Category 6: Data-driven Responses to Prescription Drug Misuse
How can potential applicants plan and prepare for applying?
To prepare for the CARA solicitation, potential applicants are encouraged to form multi-disciplinary teams, or leverage existing planning bodies, and identify comprehensive strategies to develop, implement, or expand treatment diversion and alternative to incarceration programs.
How many awards will be made?
BJA anticipates up to 45 awards may be made under the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Grant program.
What is the application deadline?
The application deadline is April 25, 2017.
Where can I find additional information?
The official BJA document on the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Grant program can be located here.
For more information and for current funding updates and training opportunities, visit http://www.addictionpolicy.org/cara-grants.