Applying for Funding


Current Funding Opportunities

As funding opportunities become available from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and other federal partners, the funding announcements will be posted to this page.

Click on an opportunity to view the full grant announcement, which contains detailed information about the opportunity, applicant eligibility, application requirements, and directions on how to apply.

FY 2023 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Site-based Program Deadline:
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The Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive programs in response to the overdose crisis and impacts of illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances.

FY 2023 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Deadline:
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The Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding programs that support cross-system collaboration to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

FY 2023 Second Chance Act Pay for Success Program Deadline:
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The Pay for Success Program is part of the Second Chance Act suite of program in FY 2023. This year, a range of programs for states, local government units, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations are being competed.

FY 2023 Improving Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Outcomes for Adults in Reentry Deadline:
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The Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to establish, expand, or improve treatment and recovery support services for people with substance use disorders during their incarceration and upon reentry into the community.

FY 2023 Second Chance Act Improving Reentry Education and Employment Outcomes Deadline:
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The Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for reentry services and programs focused on strengthening education and employment outcomes for individuals returning to their communities after a period of incarceration.

FY 2023 Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program Deadline:
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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for funding to plan, implement, and enhance veterans treatment court (VTC) services, including program coordination, management of VTC participants, ensuring fidelity to the model, and recovery support services.

FY 2023 Adult Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program Deadline:
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BJA seeks applications for funding to plan, implement, and enhance substance use treatment courts, including service coordination, management of treatment court participants, fidelity to the model, and recovery support services.

Protecting Futures: Building Capacity to Serve Children and Youth Impacted by America’s Drug Crisis Project


The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in collaboration with JBS International, Inc. (JBS), with funding provided by BJA's Comprehensive Opioid, Simulant, and Substance Use Program (COSSUP), seeks applications to support crime victims and enhance community-driven responses to America’s drug crisis.

FY 2023 Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program Deadline:
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This opportunity will support law enforcement–behavioral health cross-system collaboration to improve public health and safety as well as responses to and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders (MHDs) or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (MHSUDs).

FY 2023 Collaborative Crisis Response and Intervention Training Program Deadline:
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This opportunity seeks applications for grant funds from state, local, and tribal law enforcement and correctional entities to develop and implement crisis response training programs.

Overdose Data to Action in States


The goal of this funding is to enhance the ability of state health departments to track and prevent nonfatal and fatal overdoses while also identifying emerging drug threats.

Overdose Data to Action: Limiting Overdose Through Collaborative Actions in Localities


This funding will support city or county local health departments, special district health departments, and territories to use data to drive actions that reduce overdose morbidity and mortality in communities, with a primary focus on opioids and/or stimulants.

FY 2023 Drug Data Research Center to Combat the Overdose Crisis Deadline:
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This opportunity provides funding to create a regional drug data research center that promotes the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information critical in response to the overdose crisis and impacts of opioids, stimulants, and other substances.

FY 2023 Adult Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resources Center Initiative Deadline:
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BJA seeks providers to deliver a range of training and technical assistance, resources, and information to BJA-funded adult treatment courts, veterans treatment courts, community courts, and to the treatment court field at large, as well as to the statewide drug court coordinators.

OJJDP FY 2023 Mentoring for Youth Affected by Opioid and Other Substance Misuse Deadline:
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With this solicitation, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) seeks to enhance and expand mentoring services for children and youth impacted by opioids and other drug misuse.

See the Past Funding Opportunities section for previous solicitations.

Applicant Resources

The resources provided are offered to assist potential applicants in applying for future COSSAP funding. Please refer to the grant's funding opportunity announcement for specific details regarding eligibility, content and formatting requirements, submission instructions, required supporting documentation, and more.

Examples of Successful Applications from Past Years

In the past 4 years, BJA has funded over 500 COAP/COSSAP projects. The types of activities funded under the grant program, in past solicitations, include:

  • Establish pre-arrest or post-arrest law enforcement or other first-responder diversion programs for individuals who commit low level, non-violent, drug-related offenses to community-based substance use and misuse and behavioral health services. Jurisdictions seeking to replicate a branded model of law enforcement diversion, such as the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) model or Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI), should familiarize themselves with the goals and core principles of the model and reflect these concepts in their applications. BJA supports a wide variety of diversion models that promote public safety and public health collaboration. OJP anticipates a minimum of $5 million in COSSAP funds will be used to support communities seeking to replicate the LEAD model per Congressional report language.
  • Support law enforcement agencies in identifying individuals in need of substance use and misuse treatment services and connecting these individuals to treatment services. A variety of approaches may be proposed including embedding substance use clinicians into patrol units or increasing a law enforcement agency’s analytic capability by hiring data analysts or epidemiologists. In areas where human trafficking is prevalent, law enforcement agencies may propose projects to strengthen the connection between human trafficking taskforces and substance use treatment providers.
  • Develop programs that embed social services with law enforcement in order to rapidly respond to opioid overdoses where children are impacted. Examples of services that may be included are: co-locating staff to assist with screening, assessment, referral, and/or the provision of services to children and families impacted by substance use and misuse; implementing a combination of evidence-based or evidence-informed programs and practices, including parenting and/or family strengthening, treatment for trauma or mental health problems, counseling and peer support groups, and child development services designed to support children and youth exposed to drug use and their caregivers; developing specialized training to first responders, victim service providers, and child protective services professionals to ensure that there is an established process/protocol to follow when encountering a child or youth affected by overdose or in a home where the child is exposed to substance use; supporting cross-system collaborative activities (e.g., multidisciplinary training, regular partnership meetings) to increase understanding among the different service systems about issues facing families involved in child protective services due to a parent’s substance use; and providing training and information on resources to child and youth-serving organizations, such as schools, athletic leagues, and faith-based organizations, on the impact of substance use on children, youth, and families.
  • Connect individuals at risk for overdose and/or survivors of a non-fatal overdose and their families with substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment providers or peer recovery support providers trained in addiction support and recovery. “Peers” may include, but are not limited to, peer mentors, peer navigators, forensic peers, and family members of those in recovery.
  • Provide transitional or recovery housing as part of a comprehensive response strategy. No more than 30 percent of total grant funds may be used for this purpose.
  • Establish court-based intervention programs or family court programming to prioritize and expedite treatment and recovery services to individuals at high risk for overdose. Funding is available under other BJA solicitations to implement or enhance an adult drug court and/or a veteran treatment court. As such, implementing or enhancing these court models is not an allowable funding activity under this solicitation.
  • Develop, implement, or enhance programs to address the opioid epidemic in rural or tribal communities. Applicants may use technology to expand access to treatment and recovery support services for individuals who use or misuse illicit and prescription opioids and have limited access to treatment and recovery services due to geographic isolation.
  • Purchase and distribute tamper-proof drug-collection boxes and other federally approved controlled substance collection and permanent disposal programs.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to reduce the risk of overdose death and enhance treatment and recovery service engagement among the pretrial and post-trial populations leaving jails or secure residential treatment facilities. This includes implementing medication-assisted treatment and cognitive behavioral treatment within a local or regional jail and supporting the transition to community-based services once released from custody. Applicants must demonstrate strong coordination between in-custody and community-based treatment as part of the application.
  • Implement an overdose fatality review team (that includes representation from medical examiner or coroner offices) and/or support multidisciplinary intervention models such as New York City’s RxStat Program ( to bring together stakeholders with different perspectives and different data sets.
  • Support the timely collection of data and/or data integration with other data sets (such as PDMP records) to provide an understanding of drug trends, support program evaluation, inform clinical decision making, identify at-risk individuals or populations, or support investigations. Examples of data sources may include medical examiner and coroner offices, forensic science laboratories, crime scene units (such as data related to the analysis of suspected controlled substances and toxicology analysis), or other novel sources of information such as testing used needles from syringe exchange programs to understand the current local drug supply.
  • Implement other comprehensive approaches that align with the objectives of COSSAP.

Following are examples of successful Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP)/Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) grant application project narratives. These are provided for reference to assist in preparation of new funding applications.

Additional Resources

Past Funding Opportunities

The funding opportunities posted on the corresponding subpage have closed or been awarded but are provided for reference and historical context.

To view current funding opportunities, see the Current Funding Opportunities section.

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