The Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive programs in response to the overdose crisis and impacts of illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances. This program provides resources to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to respond to illicit substance use and misuse; reduce overdose deaths; promote public safety; and support access to prevention, harm-reduction, treatment, and recovery services in the community and justice system.
Jurisdictions without a county or local government-based substance use service system may designate the state administering agency (SAA) to serve as the primary applicant in Category 1.
*Applicants should ensure they apply under the appropriate subcategory below, based on the population of the proposed project area:
Subcategory 1a — An urban area or large county with a population greater than 500,000.
Subcategory 1b — A suburban area or medium-size county with a population between 100,000 and 500,000.
Subcategory 1c — A rural area or small county or tribal area with a population of fewer than 100,000 or a federally recognized American Indian tribe. A rural area is defined as: (a) Any area or community no part of which is within an area designated as a standard metropolitan statistical area by the Office of Management and Budget. (b) Any area or community that is (i) within an area designated as a metropolitan statistical area or considered as part of a metropolitan statistical area and (ii) located in a rural census tract. (c) Any federally recognized American Indian tribe.