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Opioid Affected Youth Initiative


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: May 16, 2023


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.

Objectives include:

  • Implementing prevention, intervention, and treatment programs that address the needs of pregnant and postpartum women, parents/primary caregivers, and youth
  • Reducing foster care system involvement
  • Implementing integrated services for parents and children that support families through treatment and recovery
  • Supporting the juvenile and criminal justice systems to address the needs of children and youth impacted by opioids and other substances

Proposed activities should incorporate harm reduction as an overdose prevention strategy to:

  • Reduce the risk of overdose
  • Connect people who use drugs with access to treatment and recovery services
  • Enhance the health and safety of the public
  • Demonstrate a clear connection between youth and the effects of opioids and other substances

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling:$750,000
Project period: 36 months
Estimated number of awards: 13
Estimated total program funding: $9,563,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • States and territories
  • City, township, or county governments
  • 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
  • Small businesses

Priority consideration is given to proposals that:

  • Promote racial equity and support the removal of barriers to access and opportunity for communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by inequality.
  • Demonstrate the applicant's capabilities and competencies for implementing their proposed project(s) are enhanced because they identify as a culturally specific organization, defined as a private nonprofit or tribal organization whose primary purpose as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to racial and ethnic groups
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ensuring fairness, equity, and access to justice for all children and families regardless of their race or ethnicity; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion

In fiscal year 2023, all state, local, and university and college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process in order to be eligible for grant funding.

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 two-step process:

  • Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the May 16, 2023 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the May 30, 2023 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 • Harm Reduction • Justice System • Mental Health • Opioids • Overdose Prevention • Parents, Families, and Children • Prevention • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Women • Youth