On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Institute for Intergovernmental Research is releasing the Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Grant solicitation. BJA is sponsoring this initiative in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI). This is part of a series of demonstration projects funded under the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program. These demonstration projects are designed to build local capacity, foster cross-sector collaboration, and support innovation. Under this solicitation, up to 8 rural communities or regions will be selected for grant awards up to $750,000, each for a 24-month period.
The Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Grant is designed to leverage the combined resources and expertise of BJA, the CDC, and SJI, and other federal partners, to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses among individuals who come in contact with law enforcement or are involved in the criminal justice system in high-risk rural communities and regions. Applications should demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic nature of substance abuse. All proposed activities supported by this solicitation must exclusively target populations residing in rural communities or rural census tracts in urban or suburban counties.
Learn more about the Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Grant and application process during the upcoming webinar on June 26, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Please submit questions in advance of the webinar to COAP@iir.com no later than June 25, 2019. Emails should include the name and agency of the submitter, his or her email address, and the question(s).