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Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.838
Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Jun 13, 2022

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The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program (Short Title: COSSAP) provides grants to develop, implement, and/or expand comprehensive programs in response to illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances of abuse. The program provides resources to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to reduce substance misuse and overdose fatalities, and enhance public safety while supporting victims.

Rural and tribal applicants should apply under Subcategory 1c for projects in rural areas, small counties, and tribal areas with a population of fewer than 100,000 or a federally recognized tribe.

Funds may be used for:

  • Pre-booking or post-booking treatment alternative-to-incarceration programs that serve individuals at high risk for overdose or substance abuse
  • Law enforcement and other first responder diversion programs
  • Education and prevention programs to connect law enforcement agencies with K-12 students
  • Comprehensive, real-time, regional information collection, analysis, and dissemination
  • Naloxone for law enforcement and other first responders
  • Identifiable and accessible take-back programs for unused controlled substances found in the home and used by hospitals and long-term care facilities
  • Evidence-based treatment, harm reduction activities, and recovery support services that are well coordinated between in-custody and community-based providers
  • Transitional or recovery housing and peer recovery support services
  • Court programming to prioritize and expedite treatment and recovery services to individuals at high risk for overdose
  • Embedding social workers, peers, and persons with lived experience to help people navigate the justice system and connect them to treatment and recovery services
  • Field-initiated projects that bring together justice, behavioral health, and public health to implement new or promising practices

Priority will be given to applications that:

  • Advance racial equity and support for underserved communities, including Black people, Hispanics and Latino/a/e people, Native American and other Indigenous peoples of North America (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
  • Enhance their capabilities and competencies by working with a culturally specific organization(s)
  • Include a research partner, for Category 1 applications

Eligible applicants under the rural subcategory include counties with a population of fewer than 100,000 and federally recognized tribal governments.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000 in the rural/tribal subcategory
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 83
Estimated total program funding: $132,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by June 13, 2022.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by June 17, 2022.

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Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Behavioral health · Black or African American · Criminal justice system · Emergency medical services · Families · Hispanic or Latino · Housing and homelessness · Illicit drug use · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Schools

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