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Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.842
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Jun 28, 2021

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The Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) provides funding and technical assistance for states, local governments, and tribal jurisdictions to develop and implement a data-driven, coordinated, statewide or community-wide response system to assist with the identification, prevention, treatment, enforcement, and deterrence needed to address the opioid epidemic and its impact on youth and communities.

Awards will be given in 2 categories:

Category 1 Opioid Affected Youth Programs and Services: Provide programs and services that address public safety concerns, intervention, prevention, diversion, and treatment services for children, youth, and families directly impacted by opioid abuse. Sites should partner with law enforcement, education, probation and community supervision, juvenile court, mental health service providers, medical providers, prosecutors, community-based organizations, child welfare agencies, child protective services, first responders, and other community health agencies.

Category 2 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Training and Technical Assistance: Build the capacity of OAYI grantees and communities and implement programs and strategies that address the opioid epidemic. Objectives include developing, implementing, and enhancing training and technical assistance materials and activities based on best practices for addressing the opioid epidemic, and helping to identify promising, innovative, and effective programs and strategies for addressing the opioid epidemic.

Priority consideration will be given to applications that promote civil rights, increase access to justice, support crime victims, protect the public from crime and evolving threats, and build trust between law enforcement and the community, as well as projects that are intended to benefit individuals who reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties.


Category 1 Eligible applicants include:

  • State and territory governments
  • City, township, county, and special district governments
  • Public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Federally recognized Native American Tribal governments
  • Tribal organizations
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status
  • Independent school districts
  • For-profit organizations and small businesses

Category 2 Eligible applicants include:

  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Category 1 Opioid Affected Youth Programs and Services:

  • Award ceiling: $750,000
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 11

Category 2 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Training and Technical Assistance:

  • Award ceiling: $1,500,000
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 1
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 the June 28, 2021 deadline.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the July 12, 2021 deadline.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Child welfare · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Emergency medical services · Families · Human services · Illicit drug use · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Poverty · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Self-sufficiency · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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