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Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.585
Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Mar 31, 2021

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This program provides grants and technical assistance to enhance the operations of adult drug courts and/or veterans treatment courts. Courts should integrate evidence-based substance abuse treatment, random drug testing, equitable sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in judicially-supervised court settings with jurisdiction over offenders to reduce recidivism, substance abuse, and prevent overdoses.

Grants will be awarded in 3 categories:

  • Category 1: Implementation of a new Veterans Treatment Court
  • Category 2: Veterans Treatment Court
  • Category 3: Adult Drug Court
  • Category 4: Statewide Strategies to Support Adult Drug Courts and Veterans Treatment Courts

Priority consideration will be given to applications that:

  • Address specific challenges that rural communities face
  • Demonstrate that the individuals who are intended to benefit from the requested grant reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties
  • Applications that offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones)

Categories 1, 2, and 3 Eligible applicants include:

  • State governments
  • County, city, and township governments
  • Federally recognized Native American Tribal governments

Category 4 Eligible applicants include:

  • State governments
  • State agencies such as the State Administering Agency, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State criminal justice agencies and other state agencies involved with the provision of substance abuse and/or mental illness services, or related services, to criminal substance abusers
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Category 1:

  • Award ceiling: $500,000
  • Project period: 4 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 10

Category 2:

  • Award ceiling: $500,000
  • Project period: 4 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 15

Category 3:

  • Award ceiling: $500,000
  • Project period: 4 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 55

Category 4:

  • Award ceiling: $1,500,000
  • Project period: 4 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 11
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 March 31, 2021.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by April 14, 2021.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Criminal justice system · Families · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Illicit drug use · Men · Poverty · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse · Veterans · Women

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