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Comprehensive Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Program

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Institute for Intergovernmental Research, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Jun 3, 2022

This opportunity provides funding and technical assistance to support state, local, and tribal drug take-back efforts, including purchasing storage and disposal equipment and other innovative approaches to allow law enforcement, first responders, and citizens to safely return and/or destroy unused medicine.

Equipment purchases may include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent innovations, such as at-home disposal pouches
  • Equipment to support community collection events conducted in accordance with DEA guidelines
  • Permanent drop boxes stationed in law enforcement agencies and other locations allowed by all governing guidelines
  • Equipment to support drug mail-back programs

Grantees will be expected to coordinate efforts with federal take-back initiatives, as well as collaborate effectively with public safety and criminal justice agencies, public health and behavioral health providers, and other community stakeholders to maximize the community's awareness about, access to, and use of the take-back equipment.


Eligible applicants include

  • State agencies and departments
  • Units of local government or local agencies
  • Indian tribal entities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000
Estimated number of awards: 8

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application are available on the program website.

Applicant webinar recording
Currently funded sites

Tagged as
Criminal justice system · Networking and collaboration · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse

Organizations (1)

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