On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Institute for Intergovernmental Research is releasing the Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats Grant solicitation. This is part of a series of demonstration projects funded under the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program. These demonstration projects are designed to build capacity, foster cross-sector collaboration, and support innovation. Under this solicitation, up to 6 communities will be selected for grant awards up to $600,000, each for a 24-month period.
The Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats Grant is designed to demonstrate how local public health, behavioral health, and public safety agencies can collaboratively leverage their distinct and complementary roles and capabilities to collect, share, and analyze near real-time data to support coordinated cross-sector responses to reduce overdose deaths. Communities are expected to form an organizational structure that includes, at a minimum, public health, behavioral health, and public safety agency representatives, as well as data analysts. Applicants will also be required to assess the impact of intervention strategies through evaluation and performance measurement.
Learn more about the Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats Grant and application process during the upcoming webinar on May 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Please submit questions in advance to COAP@iir.com no later than May 25, 2019. Emails should include the name and agency of the submitter, his or her email address, and the question(s).