Funding Opportunity

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement


The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP).

About the COAP TTA Program

Signed into law on July 22, 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is the first major federal substance use disorder treatment and recovery legislation in 40 years and the most comprehensive effort to address the opioid epidemic. CARA establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that expand prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery. The purpose of this program is to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to state, local, and tribal criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), and their partner agencies in sites selected through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based solicitation. Learn more about COAP at

This TTA program is designed to complement the COAP competitive site-based solicitation, which will be posted separately.

BJA is seeking five TTA providers that will work collaboratively to enhance and advance the COAP TTA Network and support the delivery of TTA to current and future site-based COAP grantees, PDMPs, and their stakeholders. Please note that the five categories described within this competitive grant announcement are soliciting applications from providers to deliver nationwide TTA. This grant announcement is not soliciting applications from individual jurisdictions to receive funding, training, or technical assistance from BJA.

There are five COAP TTA award categories:

  • Category 1: National COAP Law Enforcement/First Responder Partnership Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
  • Category 2: National COAP Jail-Based Treatment and Community Corrections Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Category 3: COAP National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Peer Recovery Support
  • Category 4: COAP State-Based Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Category 5: Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Training and Technical Assistance Program

For additional information, the full solicitation is available at

Applications are due May 28, 2019.


An informational webinar was held on April 17, 2019.  A recording of the webinar can be viewed at

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