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Grants to USA Agencies, Public Housing Authorities, and Tribal Governments for Programs to Reduce Substance Abuse

Adult Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
CFDA Number: 16.585
Funding or PIN Number: O-BJA-2023-171509
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/11/23 8:59 PM ET - deadline; 04/18/23 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA government agencies, public housing authorities, and tribal governments for programs to reduce substance abuse amongst those in the criminal justice system. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is available for planning and implementation, enhancement, and statewide services.

The purpose of the Adult Treatment Court (ATC) Discretionary Grant Program is to reduce the misuse of opioids, stimulants, and other substances by people involved in the criminal justice system. Recognizing the significant increase in overdose deaths and their public health impact, BJA also encourages applicants to focus on preventing overdose and overdose deaths. In the proposal narrative, the applicant is required to describe a plan to provide access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in serving individuals with substance use disorders.

Category 1: Planning and Implementation

Planning and Implementation grants are available to eligible jurisdictions ready to commit to a 6-month planning phase followed by an implementation phase for an evidence-based adult treatment court. The ATC must have core capacity to provide critical treatment services, case management and coordination, judicial supervision, sanctions and incentive services, and other key services such as transitional housing, relapse prevention, employment, and peer recovery support to reduce recidivism. 

Category 2: Enhancement

Enhancement grants are available to eligible jurisdictions with an operational adult treatment court. Funding may be used to assist a jurisdiction to scale up its existing court program’s capacity; provide access to or enhance treatment capacity or other critical support services; enhance court operations; expand or enhance court services; build or enhance collection and use of key drug operation and outcome data; or improve the quality and/or intensity of services based on needs assessments. 

Category 3: Statewide

State applicants may apply for funding to improve, enhance, or expand adult treatment court services statewide. Statewide activities may include:

  • Scaling up an ATC program’s capacity.
  • Helping a local/rural jurisdiction to launch a new ATC as a grant subrecipient.
  • Expanding treatment and services.
  • Conducting an audit of the practice and the technical assistance for adherence to the key
  • components and best practices.
  • Data collection and analysis to assess the practice and track recidivism and participant
  • outcomes.
  • Delivering training and technical assistance (TTA).
  • Supporting a treatment court alumni network and/or peer recovery programs to serve
  • treatment court participants.
  • Supporting the staff needed to expand services statewide. 

For further information on project goals, deliverables, and objectives, see the following link:

For further information on priority areas, see:


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
For Category 1: Planning and Implementation and Category 2: Enhancement, the following
entities are eligible to apply:

State governments; Special district governments; City or township governments; County governments; Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Other: Public or private entities acting on behalf of a single treatment court through agreement
with state, city, township, county, or tribal governments

For Category 3: Statewide, the following entities are eligible to apply:
State agencies such as the State Administering Agency, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the State Substance Abuse Agency

State criminal justice agencies and other state agencies involved with the provision of substance use and/or mental health services, or related services.

BJA will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).

In addition to unallowable costs identified in the DOJ Grants Financial Guide, award funds may not be used for the following:
- Prizes, rewards, entertainment, trinkets, or any other monetary incentives
- Client stipends
- Gift cards
- Vehicle purchases
- Food and beverages

Pre-Proposal Conference
BJA will hold a solicitation webinar on February 15, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. ET. This presentation will provide a detailed overview of the solicitation and allow an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions. Preregistration is required for all participants.

More information:

Pre-Application Information
Step 1: Application Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on April 11, 2023
Step 2: Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on April 18, 2023

This solicitation requires a 25 percent cash or in-kind match based on the total project’s cost. Federal funds awarded under this solicitation may not cover more than 75 percent of the total costs of the project being funded.

Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). You must renew and validate your registration every 12 months. If you do not renew your SAM registration, it will expire. An expired registration can delay or prevent application submission in and JustGrants. Registration and renewal can take up to 10 business days to complete.

Applications must be submitted to DOJ electronically through a two-step process via and JustGrants.

Step 1: The applicant must submit by the deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF-424) and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SFLLL) form when they register in at Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the deadline. If an applicant fails to submit in, they will be unable to apply in JustGrants.

Step 2: The applicant must submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants at by the JustGrants application deadline.

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For a list of relevant application documents, see the Package tab (click Preview) on the link listed above.

Watch the February 15 webinar recording:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $2,500,000

Term of Contract
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/2023 12:00 AM ET
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 48

Contact Information
Submit your questions to

Name: OJP Response Center
Title: Technical Assistance
Phone: 800-851-3420, 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only)

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center at
800-851-3420, 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only), or The OJP Response Center operates from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time (ET) Monday–Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET on the solicitation close date.

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