The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are accepting applications for the Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment. Grants are available to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to improve drug court programs and systems for nonviolent offenders with substance use disorders.
Application deadline: May 31, 2016
Jurisdictions must have a fully operational (at least 1 year as of September 30, 2016) adult drug court. Eligible drug court models include Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Courts, Co-Occurring Courts, and Veterans Courts that adhere to the Drug Court 10 key components in Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components. Municipal courts using the problem-solving model are also eligible to apply for funding.
Applicants can apply for a one-time award from BJA of up to $400,000 and up to $325,000 per year for three years from SAMHSA.
Applicants must demonstrate that eligible drug court participants promptly enter the drug court program following a determination of their eligibility. BJA and SAMHSA will not make awards to applicants whose drug courts require an initial period of incarceration unless the period of incarceration is mandated by statute for the offense in question.