“Authorized through the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), millions in grants are available to states and local governments for opioid abuse outreach programs across six categories.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking system-wide initiatives as well as innovative approaches to promote substance misuse treatment and recovery support. Local governments and other applicants should focus on comprehensive cross-system planning and collaboration among officials who work in law enforcement, pretrial services, the courts, probation and parole, child welfare, reentry, prescription drug monitoring programs, emergency medical services and health care providers, public health partners and agencies that provide substance misuse treatment and recovery support services.
Funding is also available to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to state and local criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs and partner agencies in sites selected.
Source: EfficientGov.com – February 1, 2017