Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Solicitation
Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program
FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement
Applications due June 5, 2019
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to reduce violent crime and drug abuse and enhance public safety, while supporting victims.
Eligible applicants are those that meet the following criteria for the three categories:
Category 1: Locally Driven Responses to the Opioid Epidemic – Applicants are limited to units of local government and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). Jurisdictions without a county- or local government-based addiction service system may designate the State Administering Agency (SAA) to serve as the primary applicant and subgrant funds to providers at the county level. Applicants should ensure they apply under the appropriate subcategory based on the population of the proposed project area.
Subcategory 1a – An urban area or large county with a population greater than 500,000.
Subcategory 1b – A suburban area or medium-size county with a population between 100,000 and 500,000.
Subcategory 1c – A rural area or small county with a population of fewer than 100,000 or a federally recognized Indian tribe.
Category 2: Statewide Implementation, Enhancement, and Evaluation Projects – Applicants are limited to the SAA responsible for directing criminal justice planning or the State Alcohol and Substance Abuse Agency.
Category 3: Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Implementation and Enhancement Projects – Applicants are limited to state governments and territories that have a pending or enacted enabling statute or regulation requiring the submission of controlled substance prescription data to an authorized state agency. Applicants within a state that does not have an enabling state statute requiring the submission of controlled substance prescription data to an authorized state agency are eligible to apply as a city, county, or region if (a) the city, county, or region has enacted an enabling statute, ordinance, or regulation requiring the submission of controlled substance prescription data to an authorized city, county, or region; (b) the city, county, or region agrees to transition the PDMP system to an authorized state agency if the state adopts an enabling state statute requiring the submission of controlled substance prescription data to an authorized state agency; and (c) the city, county, or region ensures that all vendor contracts are written to permit the transfer of ownership of the system to the authorized state agency.