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Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.842
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
May 7, 2019

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The Opioid Affected Youth Initiative provides funding and technical assistance for states, local governments, and tribal jurisdictions to:

  1. Develop a multidisciplinary task force with working groups to identify specific areas of concern
  2. 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
  3. Implement services that will address public safety concerns, intervention, prevention, and diversion services for children, youth, and families directly impacted by opioid abuse

Awardees are expected to work in partnership with representatives from:

  • Law enforcement
  • Education
  • Probation and community supervision
  • Juvenile court
  • Mental health service providers
  • Physicians
  • Prosecutors
  • Community-based organizations that address substance abuse
  • Child welfare agencies
  • Child protective services
  • First responders
  • Other community health agencies

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

Priority consideration will be given to projects that directly benefit federally designated Qualified Opportunity Zones.

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

Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 7
Estimated total program funding: $7,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Child welfare · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Emergency medical services · Families · Human services · Illicit drug use · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Prescription drug abuse · Public health · Self-sufficiency · Statistics and data

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