Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

 

Objective include (1) establishing a multidisciplinary task force with working groups to identify specific areas of concern; (2) collecting and interpreting data that will assist the task force in developing strategies and programming that will be used to better coordinate response efforts and resources; and (3) implementing services that will address public safety concerns, intervention, prevention, and diversion services for children, youth, and families directly impacted by opioid abuse. Sites will work in partnership with representatives from law enforcement, education, probation and community supervision, juvenile court, mental health service providers, medical physicians/examiners, prosecutors, community-based organizations that address substance abuse, child welfare agencies, child protective services, first responders, and other community health agencies. A training and technical assistance provider will: 1) assist sites with developing data sharing agreements; 2) interpreting data; 3) developing tools that can assist the sites with identifying trends, gaps in services and coordination, targeted demographics and public safety needs; 4) assist sites with developing performance and outcome measurements to improve service delivery and coordination, results and sustainability strategies; and 5) compare performance and outcome measurements across the sites to highlight changed outcomes, program impacts and lessons learned throughout the initiative to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.842
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2018 In FY 2018, OJJDP awarded cooperative agreements to six sites and one training and technical assistance provider.
Authorization
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Public Law 115-141, 34 U.S.C. 11171 - 11172, Statute 132,348, 423
Pub. L. No. 116-6, 133 Stat. 13, 115
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Opioid Affected Youth Initiative supports states, local units of government, and Tribal Governments in 1) the development multi-disciplinary working groups; 2) the collection and interpretation of data to assist the working group in developing strategies and programming that will be used to better coordinate efforts; and 3) the implementation of services that will address public safety concerns, intervention, prevention and diversion services for children, youth and their families that are directly impacted by opioid addiction.
Beneficiary Eligibility
A training and technical assistance provider will: 1) assist sites with developing data sharing agreements; 2) interpreting data; 3) developing tools that can assist the sites with identifying trends, gaps in services and coordination, targeted demographics and public safety needs; 4) assist sites with developing performance and outcome measurements to improve service delivery and coordination, results and sustainability strategies; and 5) compare performance and outcome measurements across the sites to highlight changed outcomes, program impacts and lessons learned throughout the initiative to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
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 (for science offices, would be the Director of the applicable Office), 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 http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PreawardRequirements/chapter2.2a.htm.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Deadlines are included with the application instructions available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm).
Appeals
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.
Renewals
In some cases, award periods may be extended if specific criteria are met. For details, please review the discussion of no-cost extensions in the Criteria for Award Extension section of the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide available at http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2d.htm.
How are proposals selected?
See the current fiscal years' program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
How may assistance be used?
A training and technical assistance provider will: 1) assist sites with developing data sharing agreements; 2) interpreting data; 3) developing tools that can assist the sites with identifying trends, gaps in services and coordination, targeted demographics and public safety needs; 4) assist sites with developing performance and outcome measurements to improve service delivery and coordination, results and sustainability strategies; and 5) compare performance and outcome measurements across the sites to highlight changed outcomes, program impacts and lessons learned throughout the initiative to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
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.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
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 http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.16a.htm.
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 (http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm). For additional information, see the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide section on “Period of Availability of Funds" at http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2a.htm. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Department of Justice Financial Guide at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
OJJDP Program Manager
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
ASKOJJDP@usdoj.gov
Phone: 202–307–5911
Website Address
http://www.ojp.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0405-0-1-754
Obligations
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 18$7,292,268.00; FY 19 est $9,000,000.00; FY 20 est $8,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The Opioid Affected Youth Initiative is new this Fiscal Year (2018) and has appropriated $8,000,000 to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
See the current fiscal years' program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm. For additional guidance, please reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm). 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 In FY 2018, 6 sites were awarded and one training and technical assistance provider.
Fiscal Year 2019 In FY 2019, up to 7 awards will be made.

 



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