On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) is releasing the Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats Grant solicitation. This is part of a series of demonstration projects funded under the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP). These demonstration projects are designed to build capacity, foster cross-sector collaboration, and support innovation.
The Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats Grant is designed to demonstrate how local public health, behavioral health, and public safety agencies can collaboratively leverage their distinct and complementary roles and capabilities to collect, share, and analyze near-real-time data to support coordinated cross-sector responses to reduce overdose deaths. Communities are expected to form an organizational structure that includes, at a minimum, public health, behavioral health, and public safety agency representatives, as well as data analysts. Applicants will also be required to assess the impact of intervention strategies through evaluation and performance measurement.
Under this solicitation, up to six communities will be selected for grant awards up to $600,000, each for a 24-month period.
How to Apply
Applicants are limited to units of local government and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organizations) must forgo any profit or management fees. Current COAP Training and Technical Assistance grantees, their contractors, and consultants are ineligible to apply for this award.
Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on July 15, 2019. For more details, you may access the full announcement here.
Should you have any questions about the application process or issues with submission, please send an email to COAP@iir.com.
The following materials provide additional information that will assist applicants in developing their responses to this solicitation.