Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program FY 2018 Competitive Grant Announcement

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Signed into law on July 22, 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is the first major federal substance abuse treatment and recovery legislation in 40 years and the most comprehensive legislative effort to address the opioid epidemic. CARA establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that encompass prevention and education efforts, effective responses to those affected by substance abuse, and services for treatment and recovery from addiction. The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP) was developed as part of the CARA legislation. COAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic.

This solicitation will award funding in six categories, several of which may be relevant to a Public Defender program working in this space:

  • Category 1: First Responder Partnerships
  • Category 2: Technology-assisted Treatment Projects
  • Category 3: System-level Diversion Projects
  • Category 4: Statewide Planning, Coordination, and Implementation Projects
  • Category 5: Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Implementation and Enhancement Projects
  • Category 6: Public Safety, Behavioral Health, and Public Health Information-sharing Partnerships
Funding Source: 
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees: 

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Special district governments
City or township governments
State governments
County governments