Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

Posted: January 14, 2021

Deadline: February 8, 2021

Grantor: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

Additional Information

This program will support the efforts of states, communities, tribal jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education to implement programs and strategies that identify, respond to, treat, and support children, youth, and families impacted by the opioid epidemic to ensure public safety.

City governments are eligible for Category 1 of this award: Opioid Affected Youth Programs and Services. The goal of this category is to provide programs and services to youth and families impacted by both opioid and other substance use disorders. Objectives include implementing 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 work in partnership with representatives from law enforcement, education, probation and community supervision, juvenile court, mental health service providers, medical physicians/examiners, prosecutors, community-based organizations that address substance abuse, child welfare agencies, child protective services, first responders, and other community health agencies.


  • State governments
  • Special district governments
  • City or township governments
  • Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Small businesses

Program Contact
For assistance with non-technical requirements of this solicitation, please contact the Response Center by phone at (800) 851–3420 or TTY: (301) 240-6310 (hearing impaired only) or by email at grants@ncjrs.gov.

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