Opioid Affected Youth Initiative


Objectives include implementing programs and services that address public safety concerns, intervention, prevention, diversion, and treatment services for children, youth, and families directly impacted by opioid abuse. Sites should 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. The performance measures associated with this objective are: PM 1: Number of individuals served (by population) PM 1: Percentage of eligible individuals served by a multidisciplinary team

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
Not applicable.
34 U.S.C. 11171-11172; Pub. L. No. 117-328, 136 Stat. 4459, 4538
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Please see the eligibility language under each OJJDP program announcement funded through this program for more details. Past and current program announcements can be found at www.ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Funded activities through this program will identify and address challenges resulting from opioid and other substance misuse that impact youth, families, and communities.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Effective FY 2021, applications are submitted to DOJ in a 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 https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/. To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using Grants.gov, and the applicant must have received a validation message from Grants.gov that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the 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. See the program announcement for details on the funding amounts for awards."
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application.
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?
Proposed activities should incorporate harm reduction strategies as an overdose prevention technique that reduces the overdose risk, connects people who use drugs with access to treatment and recovery services, enhances health and public safety, and demonstrates a clear nexus between youth and the effects of opioids and other substances. The program also funds a training and technical assistance provider to support the funded program sites.
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.
Not applicable.
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
Kellie Blue
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
Phone: 2025144817
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 22$20,142,619.00; FY 23 est $12,500,000.00; FY 24 est $3,500,000.00; FY 21$10,287,640.00; FY 20$9,098,031.00; FY 19$8,103,630.00; FY 18$7,292,268.00; -
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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