Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and other Substances Use Program


Goal: The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and other Substances Use Program (COSSUP), formerly COSSAP, was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSUPs goal 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 use. Objective: To address this goal, the COSSUP 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, emergency medical services and healthcare providers, public health partners, and agencies who provide substance misuse treatment and recovery support services. Performance Measure 1: Percentage of COSSUP grantees who are using grant funds to operate diversion programs; Performance Measure 2: Number of individuals who have received naloxone training; and, Performance Measure 3: Percentage of grantees using COSSSUP funds for medication-assisted treatment.

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.
Fiscal Year 2021 BJA awarded more than $137 million under its Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program, which is helping communities address the prevention, diversion, treatment and recovery needs of those affected by substance use disorders. Another $9.7 million is funding related training and technical assistance. BJA and various partners launched demonstration projects that strategically blend funding from multiple Federal agencies and promote public-philanthropic partnerships. These demonstration projects will strengthen our understanding of effective community responses to illicit substance use and misuse, expand adoption of effective practices and support innovation, and build capacity in those communities most impacted by substance use disorder. • National Initiative to Expand Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Jails: Building Bridges Between Jails and Community-Based Treatment • Overdose Detection and Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Statewide Expansion and Response • Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats • Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic. To view demonstration projects visit:
Fiscal Year 2022 Please visit
Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2022, Public Law 117-103
34 U.S.C. 10701
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 Office of Justice Programs Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via DOJ's Justice Grants System (JustGrants). The grant award must be accepted electronically by the receiving organizations authorized official in JustGrants.
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 Office of Justice Programs funding opportunities 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
David Adams
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 Seventh Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20531 US
Phone: 2026166500
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$325,876,473.00; FY 23 est $190,000,000.00; FY 24 est $190,000,000.00; FY 21$211,249,165.00; FY 20$148,694,549.00; FY 19$142,237,511.00; -
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
Office of Justice Programs funding opportunities Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide ( and Post award Instructions (, applicable OMB Circulars and regulations, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees.
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.
Fiscal Year 2020 COSSAP funding is designed to be flexible, allowing each community to address its unique needs and respond to emerging threats that may be local or regional in nature. Please visit for specific projects by state and focus area.c
Fiscal Year 2022 Please visit