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Substance Use Disorder Among Justice-Involved Individuals

Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

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05/20/22 8:59 PM EST - deadline; 05/25/22 8:59 PM EST - JustGrants deadline.


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Grants to USA and territories state, county, township, city, and tribal governments to improve services addressing substance misuse by individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Applicants must complete the required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to plan, enhance, and implement drug court services, including service coordination, management of drug court participants, and recovery support services.

OJP is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. The Adult Drug Court (ADC) Discretionary Grant Program provides financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to plan, implement, and enhance the operations of adult drug courts. Adult drug courts effectively integrate evidence-based substance use disorder treatment, mandatory drug testing, incentives and sanctions, and transitional services in judicially supervised criminal court settings that have jurisdiction over persons with substance use disorder treatment needs in order to reduce recidivism and increase their access to treatment and recovery support, and to prevent overdoses.

The focus of the ADC Discretionary Grant Program is to reduce the misuse of opioids, stimulants, and other substances, including alcohol, by people involved in the criminal justice system. Recognizing the significant increase and public health impact of overdose deaths, BJA also encourages a focus on preventing overdose and overdose deaths. In the proposal narrative, all applicants are required to describe a plan to serve individuals with substance use disorders. To accomplish this goal, BJA recognizes that sites may need assistance to evaluate their needs, identify the target population, ensure equity and inclusion in programming, track program implementation, and to map critical resources in the community. To that end, BJA encourages exploration of partnerships with research experts to facilitate these evaluation and assessment activities. 

For additional information, including Drug Court Best Practices and Eligible Drug Court Types, see

The FY22 ADC Discretionary Grant Program solicitation offers the following three grant categories:

    Planning and Implementation grants are available to eligible jurisdictions ready to commit to a 6-month planning phase followed by an implementation phase of an evidence-based adult drug court with core capacity to provide critical treatment services, case management and coordination, judicial supervision, sanctions and incentive services, and other key resources such as transitional housing, relapse prevention, and employment to reduce recidivism. 
  • CATEGORY 2 ENHANCEMENT: Competition ID: C-BJA-2022-00018-PROD 
    Enhancement grants are available to eligible jurisdictions with an operational adult drug 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; or improve the quality and/or intensity of services based on needs assessments. 
  • CATEGORY 3 STATEWIDE: Competition ID: C-BJA-2022-00019-PROD 
    State applicants may apply for funding to improve, enhance, or expand adult drug court services statewide. 

For further information about these grant categories, see

For Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables, including OJP Priority Areas, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 202792

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 45: Category 1 (C-BJA-2022-00017-PROD) - 11 awards; Category 2 (C-BJA-2022-00018-PROD ) - 26 awards; Category 3 (C-BJA-2022-00019-PROD) - 8 awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

Performance Start Date: 10/1/22 12:00 AM
Performance Duration (Months): 48


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

State, city, township, county, or tribal government acting directly or through agreements with other public or private entities on behalf of a single drug court.

For purposes of this solicitation, "state" means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process, to be eligible for FY 2022 DOJ discretionary grant funding. To become certified, the law enforcement agency must meet two mandatory conditions: (1) the agency's use-of-force policies adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and (2) the agency's use-of-force policies prohibit chokeholds except in situations where use of deadly force is allowed by law. The certification requirement also applies to law enforcement agencies receiving DOJ discretionary grant funding through a subaward. For detailed information on this certification requirement, please visit to access the Standards for Certification on Safe Policing for Safe Communities, the Implementation Fact Sheet, and the List of Designated Independent Credentialing Bodies. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

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). For additional information on subawards, see the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide.

BJA may elect to fund applications submitted under this FY 2022 solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and the availability of appropriations.

Pre-Application Information: Deadline May 20, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline May 25, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern

In FY 2022, applications will be submitted to DOJ in a NEW two-step process.
- 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 (SF-LLL) form when they register in
Beginning April 4, 2022, the Federal government will cease using the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to uniquely identify entities. At that point, entities doing business with the Federal government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in If your entity is currently registered in, your UEI has already been assigned and is viewable in This includes inactive registrations. If you are a new entity registering in, you will continue to register in using the DUNS number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) until April 4, 2022. Upon completing your registration in, you will be assigned a UEI. For additional information, see the Unique Entity Identifier Update and the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide.
- Step 2: The applicant must then submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants at

This solicitation requires a 25 percent cash or in-kind match. For more information, see

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

How to Apply
- Step 1: The applicant must submit the SF-424 and an SF-LLL in at
- Step 2: The applicant must then submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants at

For technical assistance with submitting the Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF)-424 and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities form (SF-LLL) in, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Customer Support, or The Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ's Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at or 833-872-5175. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern time Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center by telephone at 800-851-3420 or TTY: 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only), or by email at The OJP Response Center hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., eastern time Monday-Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the solicitation closing date.
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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

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