Funding Opportunity

Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses Grant


On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) is releasing the Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses solicitation. This is part of a series of demonstration projects funded under the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP). These demonstration projects are designed to build capacity, foster cross-sector collaboration, and support innovation.

The Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses solicitation is designed to assist federally recognized tribes in identifying resource deployment strategies to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with drug overdoses among individuals who come in contact with law enforcement or are involved in the criminal justice system. A key component of this initiative is to reduce drug overdose deaths by supporting adoption of Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) to strengthen the ability of tribes to assess information gathered from public safety, public health, and behavioral health responses.

Under this solicitation, up to five tribal communities will be selected for an award of up to $500,000 each for a 14-month period.

How to Apply

Applicants are limited to federally recognized Indian tribal governments, as determined by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. This includes Alaska Native villages and tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes.

Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on April 24, 2020. For more details, you may access the full announcement at Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses.

Should you have any questions about the application process or issues with submission, please send an email to

Applicant Webinar

A webinar about the Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses Grant and the application process was held on March 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., ET. The applicant webinar included a presentation about ODMAP that focused on providing a complete overview of the capabilities of ODMAP and the implementation process.  A recording of the webinar will be made available here soon.

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