The Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applicants to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive programs in response to illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances of abuse.
The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants, and other drugs of abuse.
COSSAP aims to reduce the impact of these substances on individuals and communities, including a reduction in the number of overdose fatalities, as well as mitigate the impacts on crime victims by supporting comprehensive, collaborative initiatives.
Awards will be made in two categories for the following amounts:
- Category 1: Local Applications
Subcategory 1a – An urban area or large county with a population greater than 500,000: up to $1,200,000
Subcategory 1b – A suburban area or medium-size county with a population between 100,000 and 500,000: up to $900,000
Subcategory 1c –A rural area (as defined in the eligibility section) or small county or tribal area with a population of fewer than 100,000 or a federally recognized Indian tribe: up to $600,000
- Category 2: State Applications
Applications from states on behalf of county, local, municipal, or tribal communities: up to $6,000,000
Period of performance start date: October 1, 2021
Period of performance duration: 36 months
Grants.gov Deadline: June 07, 2021 11:59 PM
Application JustGrants Deadline: June 21, 2021 11:59 PM
In FY 2021, applications will be submitted in a NEW two-step process:
Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html. To register in Grants.gov, applicants will need to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal.
Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants at JustGrants.usdoj.gov. To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.
The full solicitation is available at https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-94008.
On May 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern), BJA will host an informational webinar about the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program (COSSAP) FY 2021 Competitive Grant Solicitation and application process for those who are interested in applying. Please register to attend: http://s.iir.com/COSSAP2021.
A recording of the webinar will be made available after the May 18 presentation for those who are unable to attend. Please check back here after May 18 for a link to the recording.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
A document containing frequently asked questions and answers pertaining to the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program (COSSAP) FY 2021 Competitive Grant Solicitation will be produced following the information webinar. The FAQ document will be posted here upon completion.
Examples of Successful Applications
To assist in preparing your COSSAP funding application, examples of successful applications are provided for your reference at https://www.cossapresources.org/Program/Applying#ApplicantResources.