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Opioid Affected Youth Initiative


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2024


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)


Supports efforts to implement programs and services to benefit children, youth, and families impacted by opioid use and other substance use disorders (SUD). Helps communities establish sites to develop coordinated opioid and SUD prevention, intervention, diversion, treatment, and recovery programs and strategies in partnership with law enforcement, education, mental health service providers, child welfare agencies, community health agencies, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders that address substance use.

Project deliverables may include:

  • Develop strategic partnerships using a collaborative approach to respond to the opioid epidemic
  • Collect and use data to develop data-driven responses that address the misuse of opioids and illicit substances
  • Develop strategies to improve service coordination that will address public safety concerns, such as training, intervention, prevention, and programs for children, youth, and families directly impacted by opioid and substance use disorder
  • Implement coordinated delivery services and programs

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Project period: 36 months
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $7,685,800

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • State governments
  • City, township, or county governments
  • Other units of local government, such as towns, boroughs, parishes, villages, or general purpose political subdivisions of a state
  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
  • Native American tribal organizations other than federally recognized tribal governments
  • Nonprofit organizations with 501 (c)(3) status, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts

Priority consideration is given to proposals that meaningfully advance equity and remove barriers to accessing services and opportunities for communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, adversely affected by inequality, and disproportionately impacted by crime, violence, and victimization.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application information, requirements, and instructions can be found in the funding announcement.

Applications must be submitted electronically through a 2-step process:

  • Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the April 30, 2024 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the May 14, 2024 deadline.

Applicant webinar recording


For questions on submitting in

For questions on submitting in JustGrants:

For programmatic and technical questions:
Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Response Center
TTY at 301-240-6310

Rural Awards

Past awards communities received in fiscal year 2023 can be found on the program website.

One rural organization that received funding is LIFT Community Action Agency, Inc. in Oklahoma which will develop services for youth and families impacted by opioid and other substance use in 3 rural counties in southeastern Oklahoma. The project will identify and address needs/challenges for the target population; reduce involvement in foster care; and implement prevention, intervention, and support services for program participants.

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Foster Care • Justice System • Mental Health • Opioids • Overdose Prevention • Parents, Families, and Children • Prevention • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Youth