Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program


Goals: The goals of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program are two-fold. First, the program aims to reduce opioid misuse and the number of overdose fatalities. Second, the program supports the implementation, enhancement, and proactive use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs to support clinical decision-making and prevent the misuse and diversion of controlled substances. Objectives: To address these goals, the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program, administered by BJA, provides funding through a competitive grant program to encourage and support comprehensive cross-system planning and collaboration among officials who work in law enforcement, pretrial services, the courts, probation and parole, child welfare, reentry, PDMPs, emergency medical services and healthcare providers, public health partners, and agencies who provide substance misuse treatment and recovery support services.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 Not Applicable.
Fiscal Year 2017 BJA received 142 applications and funded 27 grants to support state, local and tribal initiatives. 12 awards were made to assist law enforcement and other first responders in obtaining naloxone, connecting survivors of non-fatal overdoses to services post-naloxone deployment, and establishing law enforcement diversion programs. Two awards were made to assist rural states in connecting individuals in the criminal justice system to treatment and recovery services via technology. Eight awards were made to expand diversion programs for low-level non-violent offenders and 5 awards were made to support planning efforts.
Fiscal Year 2018 BJA received 112 applications and anticipates funding approximately 108 awards.
Fiscal Year 2019 It is anticipated that 180 applications will be received.
Fiscal Year 2020 • BJA is currently supporting an extensive portfolio of law enforcement and public health/behavioral health diversion projects (49 project from FY 2017 and 2018). • 48 grant awards established or expanded court-based or prosecutor-based programs for low-level, non-violent offenders. • 29 grant awards implemented or expanded evidence-based treatment in jails and prisons and support services upon reentry. • 48 grant awards implemented public education/awareness campaigns. • 12 grant awards strengthened PDMPs by integrating PDMPs with EHRs/HIEs. • 7 grant awards improved the quality and timeliness of data submitted to the PDMP from pharmacies.
Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA), Public Law 114-198
and, an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For TTA - eligible applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education) that have experience delivering training and technical assistance nationwide. For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee. Applicants are encouraged to submit an application that demonstrates a thorough understanding of the diverse training and technical assistance needs of communities and states attempting to plan and implement comprehensive strategies in response to the growing opioid epidemic.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Program aims to plan and implement comprehensive strategies in response to the growing national opioid epidemic.
The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs within 45 days of award date. For further information, please see
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. See section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.
BJA may, in certain cases, provide supplemental funding in future years to awards made under this program. Important considerations in decisions regarding supplemental funding include, among other factors, the availability of funding, strategic priorities, assessment of the quality of the management of the award (for example, timeliness and quality of progress reports), and assessment of the progress of the work funded under the award.
How are proposals selected?
See the current fiscal years' program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (
How may assistance be used?
Funding is for site-based awards and for training and technical assistance (TTA).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General, state or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.
In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit. For additional guidance, please visit
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Award periods for Office of Justice programs generally range from 12 to 36 months. For specifics pertaining to this program, please see the current fiscal year’s program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site ( For additional information, see the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide section on “Period of Availability of Funds" at Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Tara Kunkel
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
Phone: 202-616-6500 or 1-866-859-2647
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$132,021,818.00; FY 19 est $157,000,000.00; FY 20 est $145,000,000.00; FY 17$11,743,182.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
For specifics, please see the current fiscal year's solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at . For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide ( and Post award Instructions ( Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 Community Corrections will improve the data infrastructure and develop diversion strategies that target incarcerated individuals eligible for early release into treatment, probations and individuals re-entering the community who meet criteria for medication assisted treatment (MAT), and criminal-justice involved women in residential treatment.