Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance


The Administration supports a combined public health and public safety approach to reducing drug use and its consequences. The National Drug Control Strategy recognizes that for individuals who come into contact with the justice system, substance use disorders must be identified and treated as early in the justice process as possible, and incarceration cannot be the only (or even the primary) response to people with substance use disorders. Drug courts and other evidence-based diversion programs are key to the success of this approach. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will award one or more Federal grants to establish training, technical assistance, and other resources to advance criminal justice reforms, including drug courts that respond to the needs of justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Executive Office of The President
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Reauthorization of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Public Law 115-271
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Organizations with expert knowledge of drug courts and extensive experience in brokering and developing training and technical assistance for drug court professionals are eligible. The trainings and technical assistance will require organizations with relevant subject matter expertise and extensive experience in developing and providing training and technical assistance for a variety of disciplines (e.g. judges, prosecutors, public defenders, defense counsel, probation and parole officers, law enforcement officers, law enforcement executives, court administrators, and treatment providers). Applicants can partner with other entities to achieve required expertise.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Organizations with expert knowledge of drug courts and extensive experience in brokering and developing training and technical assistance for drug court professionals are eligible.
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 National Drug Control Policy, a grant letter and conditions are sent to the grantee.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applications that meet basic minimum requirements will be evaluated, scored and rated based on the following criteria: statement of the problem, program design and implementation, capabilities and competencies, performance measure data collection plan, budget, and budget narrative.
How may assistance be used?
ONDCP is seeking providers for the following issue areas: 1. Evidence-based Interventions and Systemic Implementation 2. Behavioral Management and Science of Addiction 3. Current and Emerging Issues Facing Drug Courts
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Successful applicants must provide data that measure the results of their work. Report will include measures of adhering to project timelines, meeting deliverables schedules, obtaining input from customers, and seeking feedback from stakeholders. Applicants must describe any baseline data that will be used, the method to store data, and any safeguards put in place to protect personally identifiable information. Reports are due every 6 months.
Not applicable.
Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds, and records related to the grant must be retained for 3 years.
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
The grant will be available for 24 months, with extensions possible. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Phuong DeSear
1800 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20503 US
Phone: 202-395-6739
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$4,000,000.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $2,000,000.00; FY 17$3,400,000.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Varies by appropriated amount
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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