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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
Aug 2, 2018

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The Opioid Affected Youth Initiative provides funding and technical assistance to 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.

Category 1 grants will support states, units of local government, and/or tribal governments to:

  • Develop a multidisciplinary task force with working groups to identify specific areas of concern
  • Collect and interpret data that will assist the task force in developing strategies and programming that will be used to better coordinate response efforts and resources
  • Implement services that will address public safety concerns, intervention, prevention, and diversion services for children, youth, and families directly impacted by opioid abuse

A single Category 2 awardee will help category 1 sites develop tools and agreements for data collection, sharing, and interpretation; develop long and short term outcome measurements; and develop deliverables that will track, document, and analyze the impact of the strategies and programs on combating the opioid epidemic.

Using data, recipients will strategically plan ways to eradicate or address the opioid problem; develop and implement accountability approaches related to the impacts of opioids and crime; ensure public safety; and determine the level of services offered to help youth, families, and children affected by opioids in geographic locations with high opioid abuse.

A full list of goals, objectives, and deliverables is provided in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants for Category 1 are states, territories, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments.

Eligible applicants for Category 2 are nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education, including tribal institutions of higher education.

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

Category 1:

  • Award ceiling: $1,000,000
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 6

Category 2:

  • Award ceiling: $1,010,253
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 1
Application process

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

Tagged as
Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Families · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug abuse · Public health · Self-sufficiency · Statistics and data

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