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Marcy Kaptur announces wave of grants to help afflicted communities

Washington, D.C., May 11, 2018:  Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation, announced several grants made available through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that would help communities combat the opioid crisis through enforcement as well as treatment programs.

“We need to make sure as many of these resources make it back to Ohio as possible,” said Rep. Kaptur. “Ohio is at the top of the list in nearly every tragic opioid-related statistic. We must act to help provide relief to our citizens. I urge local leaders, law enforcement, health officials and community advocates to carefully review these grants and apply as soon as possible.”

In April, Ms. Kaptur, a senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, helped ensure that Ohio received priority status for $950 million in federal grants to fund treatment and prevention services to stem the opioid epidemic in the 2018 funding bill.

Several DOJ grants are now available with the explicit instruction to reduce the impacts of the opioid crisis on our states and communities. The four grants below were recently announced and have fast approaching deadlines.

COPS Anti-heroin Task Forces – The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Anti-Heroin Task Force Program provides competitive grant money to investigate activities related to illegal distribution of heroin or prescription opioids. Approximately $32,000,000 in funding may be available for the FY 2018 program and a maximum of $3,000,000 may be awarded to each recipient. Funding is available to state law enforcement agencies. Deadline for applications is June 27, 2018.

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration – The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program awards competitive grants to states, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to perform one of the following three functions: 1) collaborative approaches to reduce the prevalence of serious mental illness among individuals is jails, 2) strategic planning for police and mental health collaboration, and 3) implementation and expansion to support law enforcement prosecution, court-based, corrections, parole and probation activities. BJA estimates that it will make up to 58 awards for an estimated total of $23,750,000. Deadline for applications is May 29, 2018.

Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant program – The Adults Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is a competitive grant that serves Veterans Treatment Courts and Adult Drug Courts. Grants are available for eligible states, state and local courts, counties, and local governments for two categories: 1) Implementation of an evidence-based drug court or 2) Enhancement of a fully operational adult drug court. Grants are also available for eligible State Administering Agencies, Administrative Office of the Courts, and the State Alcohol and Substance Abuse Agency for a third category: 3) Statewide coordination, services, evaluation, and training for drug courts. Ninety-six awards will be made for varying amounts depending on the category (categories 1 and 2 have a max of $500,000, category 3 has a max of $2,000,000). Deadline for applications is June 5, 2018.

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program – The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program awards formula funding to states for the development and implementation of substance use disorder treatment programs in correctional and detention facilities or for the creation and maintenance of community reintegration services for individuals once they are released from incarceration. There will be an estimated 56 awards for an estimated total of $12,000,000 for a 48-month project period. Deadline for applications is June 18, 2018.

 

 
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