Funding for Justice System

State Justice Institute (SJI) Quarterly Grant Program

Enhances the functioning of the U.S. judicial system by improving the quality of justice in state courts. Provides funding to state courts, national organizations, and other eligible organizations to address common issues and challenges faced by state courts, with a focus on SJI priority investment areas, including court responses to opioids, other dangerous drugs, and behavioral health issues. Offers the following 4 types of grant opportunities to eligible applicants on a quarterly basis: project grants, technical assistance grants, curriculum adaptation and training grants, and strategic initiative grants.

Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2021
Sponsor: State Justice Institute (SJI)
Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

Provides grants and direct loans to assist rural areas with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing equipment, paying for related project costs, and purchasing, improving, or constructing essential community facilities. Examples of essential community facilities include healthcare facilities, public facilities, community support services, public safety services, educational services, utility services, and local food systems.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Court Pandemic Response and Recovery Grant Program

Supports projects that strengthen the operations of state courts as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the justice system. Focuses on projects that address system change and the future of court operations by institutionalizing and replicating practices that have been implemented during the pandemic. Seeks to enhance access and fairness for courts and court users by promoting practices such as case triage and the use of technology for online dispute resolution (ODR), portal development, virtual hearings, and other innovations to conduct court business remotely.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: State Justice Institute (SJI)
Economic Impact Initiative Grants

Offers grants to assist rural areas facing extreme unemployment and economic decline with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing, constructing, and improving eligible facilities. Aims to promote public safety, lower taxes, and increase economic and community development by helping manufacturers and other businesses build or grow their operations in rural communities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Combating Opioid Overdose Through Community-Level Intervention (COOCLI) Inactive

Supports research projects that implement innovative strategies to reduce opioid and stimulant overdose in high-risk communities. Promotes the use of evidence-based practices in new or existing programs and emphasizes the evaluation of new and promising approaches. Establishes partnerships between law enforcement and public health agencies to address harms related to opioid and stimulant use and overdose.

Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Addressing Substance Use Disorders in America's Jails: Clinical Guidelines for Withdrawal Management Inactive

Provides funds to develop a set of clinical guidelines and protocols for the medical management of substance withdrawal in jails. Guides jail administrators, correctional officers, and jail-based clinicians in enacting policies and procedures to safely address issues related to substance withdrawal among the adult detainee population. Focuses on challenges such as rapid withdrawal from opioids, benzodiazepines, methamphetamines, and other substances; risk screening for opioid withdrawal-related suicide; medication maintenance for entering detainees; transitioning to buprenorphine treatment or detoxification; standards for dosage and administration of agonist medication, and other aspects of jail-based withdrawal management. Creates withdrawal guidelines and protocols informed by the best evidence-based clinical practices that are also responsive to the unique needs and challenges of providing care in a jail-based setting.

Application Deadline: Oct 28, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – Local Formula Solicitation Inactive

Provides formula grant funding to local governments to enhance the functioning of the criminal justice system, with a focus on efforts to address violent crime and serious offenders. Funds may be used for additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems to support activities that will help prevent, control, or reduce crime; enforce the criminal law; and strengthen the courts, corrections, probation, and parole authorities. Supports drug treatment, enforcement, prevention, and education programs.

Application Deadline: Aug 19, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning (RCORP – Planning) Inactive

Strengthens rural communities' ability to conduct planning to engage high risk populations and expand capacity for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery responses to substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural counties.

Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program Inactive

Enhances the work of medical examiners and coroners in the U.S. by providing funds to agencies accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduated Medical Education (ACGME) to recruit qualified applicants for fellowship programs. Improves medical and legal death investigation services by assisting medical examiner and coroner agencies actively seeking accreditation through an independent accrediting organization.

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program (COSSAP) Inactive

Aims to decrease opioid misuse and opioid-related overdose deaths by offering financial and technical assistance to state, local, and tribal government entities. Helps provide treatment and recovery services for individuals involved with the criminal justice system resulting from opioid, stimulant, or other substance use. Seeks to reduce crime impacts in rural and urban communities.

Application Deadline: Jun 5, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Adult Drug Court (ADC) and Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Discretionary Grant Program Inactive

Provides funds to support new and existing adult drug courts (ADCs), veteran treatment courts (VTCs), and other drug courts by offering grants and technical assistance to states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Finances activities centered on preventing overdoses, reducing opioid and other substance abuse, and decreasing recidivism.

Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Implementation (RCORP – Implementation) Inactive

Provides funds to implement evidence-based or promising prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural communities. Expands access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural residents diagnosed with or at risk of OUD/SUD, their families, and others in the community.

Application Deadline: May 29, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) Inactive

Offers funds and technical assistance to states, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribes to foster positive interactions between law enforcement and people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse. Aims to establish a partnership among law enforcement and behavioral health professionals to promote improved responses and outcomes for people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who become involved with the criminal justice system.

Application Deadline: May 18, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Reentry Program Inactive

Funds for nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes with a documented history of providing comprehensive, evidence-based reentry services to develop or expand comprehensive, evidence-based reentry services and programs. Aims to decrease recidivism and violence by offering case management and other services to help past offenders or previously incarcerated individuals successfully return to their communities, including small or rural communities.

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Tribal Opioid Response Grants (TOR) Inactive

Helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities build and strengthen a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic by providing prevention, treatment, and community-based recovery support services to AI/AN individuals with, or at risk for, opioid use disorder (OUD), stimulant misuse and use disorders. Identifies and addresses gaps in services and systems of care for OUD in tribal communities, and coordinates with other federally-supported opioid response efforts to increase access to innovative and culturally responsive prevention, treatment, and recovery services for people with OUD, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Inactive

Provides funding to support prevention, intervention, and treatment programs and services to benefit youth and families impacted by opioids. Seeks to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women, parents, and youth by reducing foster system involvement and providing integrated treatment and recovery services for parents and children. Supports the juvenile and criminal justice systems working to meet the needs of children and youth impacted by opioid addiction.

Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program (JDTC) Inactive

Grants funds to assist jurisdictions with starting a juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) or strengthening the assessment procedures and treatment systems of an existing JDTC. Seeks to reduce recidivism and substance use through intensive court supervision, effective treatment, and other trauma-informed services for youth with substance use disorder (SUD), such as opioid use disorder (OUD), or co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs).

Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative Inactive

Expands existing mentoring services and activities for youth ages 17 or younger at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and justice system involvement. Supports various mentoring approaches, such as one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring, provided in informal, school, or program-based settings, giving special priority to services for youth impacted by opioids. Utilizes mentoring to reduce risk factors and problem behaviors, such as poor school attendance and performance or alcohol and drug use, and works to provide young people opportunities for personal growth and development.

Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Family Drug Court Program (FDCP) Inactive

Grants funds to help jurisdictions enhance existing family drug courts (FDCs) or to expand FDC operations state- or county-wide. Offers substance use treatment, prevention, and support services to parents, including veterans, using the family drug court model. Aims to provide recovery support and other services to reunify families and protect children, and supervise parents with opioid use disorder (OUD), other substance use disorders (SUDs), or co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs).

Application Deadline: Apr 8, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program (RSAT) Inactive

Funds community-based reintegration services for offenders re-entering society from incarceration. Supports the formation and execution of residential and jail-based programs to provide treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders (COD) in state, local, and tribal correctional and detention centers.

Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (CJA) Program - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #6 Inactive

Funds for training and technical assistance to help tribal communities plan, create, and operate programs to address criminal cases of child abuse and neglect, especially cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Funds trauma-informed activities and services, including outreach and awareness efforts, victim assistance, and emergency services for children and family members. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC)
Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #2 Inactive

Funds to support strategic planning and development to improve tribal justice systems, public safety, and community wellness. Supports plans to address violent crime and illegal use of substances, including alcohol and opioids. Offers links to training and technical assistance providers to help communities and law enforcement provide services to victims of child abuse, domestic and/or dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)
Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #8 Inactive

Funds to develop new or expand existing juvenile healing to wellness courts to enhance the capacity of tribal courts to respond to the alcohol and substance use related issues of youth under the age of 21. Emphasizes creating comprehensive diversion and alternatives to incarceration programs for those impacted by the opioid epidemic. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Public Safety and Community Policing - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #1 Inactive

Funds to support tribal law enforcement agencies in developing and/or enhancing the skills and abilities needed to address unmet public safety needs in tribal communities. Includes implementing or enhancing prevention strategies, criminal investigations, crime control activities, community policing strategies, and efforts to reduce illicit drug use, including methamphetamine and opioid use. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)
Tribal Governments Program (TGP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #5 Inactive

Funds to improve the capacity of tribal justice systems to respond to violence and crimes against Native American women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking. Aims to reduce violent crimes, increase victim safety and services, and enhance tribal justice interventions. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)
Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (TJSIP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #4 Inactive

Funds to support the renovation and expansion of existing facilities or the development of prefabricated or permanent modular facilities for tribal justice systems. Supports infrastructure in locations that lack permanent or sufficient structures for staff, resident, and inmate safety and security issues. Seeks to reduce recidivism; promote staff training, health, and wellness; offer correctional alternative programs; implement domestic violence shelters and programs; and increase the functional capacity of facilities. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Tribal Justice Systems Program - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #3 Inactive

Funds to tribes to develop, support, and improve adult tribal justice systems. Seeks to support tribal and law enforcement efforts to prevent and reduce crime, including crime related to opioids, alcohol, stimulants, and other substance use. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Tribal Youth Program (TYP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #9 Inactive

Funds tribal efforts to reduce and prevent juvenile delinquency through prevention, intervention, and treatment services to violence-exposed children. Supports interventions for court-involved tribal youth and offers substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and prevention programs. Aims to promote public safety and positive outcomes by helping the juvenile justice system respond more fairly to American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Treatment Drug Courts (SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts) Inactive

Provides funds to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing Adult Treatment Drug Courts (ATDC), Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC), or Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, which use problem solving and/or treatment drug court models. Seeks to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and drug use, and incarceration by combining the sanctioning power of drug courts with effective SUD treatment services and increasing the number of defendants/offenders receiving comprehensive SUD treatment, including screening, assessment, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), recovery support, family services, case management, and program coordination.

Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Grant Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness (AOT) Inactive

Funds community-based efforts to implement and assess new assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs that permit individuals to maintain their current living arrangements while receiving treatment, leading to better life outcomes. Identifies evidence-based practices to decrease the frequency and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations, and interactions with the criminal justice system for individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI). Works to address substance use issues for individuals with SMI to improve their overall physical and social health.

Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Rural Response to the Opioid Epidemic Inactive

Funds for rural communities to prevent and reduce opioid overdose deaths among individuals who come into contact with law enforcement or are involved with the criminal justice system in high-risk rural communities and regions. Strengthens activities related to strategic planning, cross-sector collaboration, data collection, opioid prescribing, overdose prevention, linkage to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, and peer recovery support services.

Application Deadline: Jul 26, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Youth Gang Suppression Implementation Grants Program Inactive

Supports communities and law enforcement in developing and implementing evidence-based suppression strategies outlined in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model that target youth who are currently at risk of being involved with gangs. Works to promote public safety by reducing gang violence and victimization experienced by youth and decreasing risk factors associated with juvenile delinquency, such as substance abuse.

Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Gang Suppression: A Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Approach to Address Gang Recruitment of Unaccompanied Alien Children Inactive

Provides funds to increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies to reduce violence, gang-related crime, and delinquency and victimization by youth, specifically transitional-aged minors. Supports evidence-based prevention, intervention, enforcement, and trauma response strategies to foster public safety and help youth heal from violent experiences. Provides funding and technical assistance to communities to develop and implement effective strategies that address transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and decrease gang involvement for unaccompanied alien children (UAC).

Application Deadline: Oct 4, 2018
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Offender Reentry Program (ORP) Inactive

Provides funds to expand access to treatment, recovery, and reentry services for past and current adult offenders with a substance use disorder (SUD) and possible co-occurring mental illness. Helps individuals readjust to everyday life after returning from prisons, jails, or detention centers.

Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants (Opioid STR) Inactive

Offers formula grants to states and territories to help develop and expand prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD). Seeks to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of treatment and services for individuals with OUD, and lower unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose related deaths.

Application Deadline: Feb 17, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grants to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion Through the Use of Technology Assisted Care in Targeted Areas of Need (TCE-TAC) Inactive

Promotes the overall health and wellness of youth and adults with substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental disorders through technology-based treatment, recovery, and service enhancement practices, including the use of virtual health records and health monitoring electronics. Technology Assisted Care (TAC) enables healthcare providers to serve disadvantaged populations, including the elderly, ethnic and racial minorities, and those residing in rural areas with provider shortages or transportation barriers.

Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)