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Adult Drug Court Discretionary Program: Implementation and Enhancement Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.585
Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Apr 16, 2019

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The Adult Drug Court Discretionary Program provides grants to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court programs using evidence-based principles and practices. This program provides resources to drug court programs and systems for nonviolent offenders with addictions, including opioid abuse and overdose.

Drug courts that may be funded include:

  • Adult Drug Court
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Court
  • Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Court
  • Veterans Treatment Court Types A and B
  • Tribal Healing to Wellness Court

The overall purpose of the program is to equip courts and community supervision systems with the necessary tools and resources, utilizing the most current evidence-based practices and principles, to intervene with participants who abuse substances while preparing them for success in the community.

Program objectives include:

  • Assisting courts that utilize evidence-based practices and principles, which are incorporated into the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) drug court standards
  • Building and maximizing the capacity of jurisdictions to ensure that all potential participants are identified and assessed for risk and need
  • Ensuring all participants receive targeted evidence-based services
  • Enhancing the provision of recovery support services for participants and their families, including transitional clean and sober housing assistance to reduce recidivism
  • Reducing obstacles to successful recovery, including the provision of specified civil legal assistance
  • Supporting strategies that ensure drug court practitioners have the tools to effectively manage these interventions, including data collection and analysis to inform system improvement, training and technical assistance, and tracking to improve drug court performance

Priority consideration will be given to applications that seek to provide resources to rural and tribal jurisdictions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Territories
  • State and local courts
  • Counties
  • Units of local government
  • Federally recognized Indian tribal governments
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000
Project period: 4 years for implementation grants and 3 years for enhancement grants
Estimated number of awards: 170
Estimated total program funding: $95,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Alcohol use · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Criminal justice system · Families · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Illicit drug use · Men · Prescription drug abuse · Substance abuse · Veterans · Women

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