The U.S. Attorney in Alabaman, Jay E. Town, announced this week the Department of Justice will make more than $163 million in grants available to address America’s addiction crisis.
The grants, made available through the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), will provide funds for community programs, drug courts, youth intervention, adult programs, research programs, and drug monitoring programs.
“The opioid addiction in our communities, both urban and rural, is profound,” Town said. “In Alabama, there is a need to fund programming and diversionary courts to address the crisis of addiction. This $163 million in grant funding opportunities demonstrates the Department of Justice’s unwavering commitment to ensure our law enforcement and community partners have access to essential resources to combat this crisis.”
The OJP is the federal government’s leading public safety funding source and the leading source for crime victim assistance for state, local and tribal jurisdictions. Programs within the OJP provide support for a variety of services and activities, including those designed to prevent overdose deaths and those designed to break the cycle of addiction and crime.
“Our nation is facing the difficult challenge of curbing substance addiction, which threatens public safety and is among the Administration’s top domestic priorities,” said Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. “The Department of Justice is front and center in the fight to meet this challenge. OJP is making historic amounts of grant funding available to ensure that our communities have access to innovative and diverse solutions.”
Town listed 10 grants are due in April and May. Due dates for each of the grants differ.
More information on other funding opportunities is available on the OJP website.