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BJA Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiative

Contracts for Services to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, and
IHEs to Develop Resource Centers for Drug Court Programs

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

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04/16/19 11:59 PM ET


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Contracts for services to USA and territories nonprofits, for-profits, IHEs, and organizations to implement technical assistance and resource centers for court systems to improve drug treatment programs. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations as early as possible.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding under the Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center (ADC TTA) Initiative. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent offenders with addictions, including those related to opioid abuse and overdose; and to enhance veterans treatment court programs and systems for offenders with both addictions and a history of violence related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of their service.

The objectives of the ADC TTA Initiative are to assist newly established and operational adult drug treatment court programs to:

- Build and maximize capacity.
- Ensure drug court participants are identified and assessed for risk and need.
- Ensure drug court participants receive targeted research-based services.
- Enhance the provision of recovery support services.
- Ensure the provision of community reintegration services to achieve long-term recovery.
- Assist in collecting and reporting on performance measures and identify and explain trends.

The FY 2019 ADC TTA Initiative solicitation offers six categories. A separate application and budget must be submitted for each category:

- Category 1. Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative (DCPI). Up to $2,900,000. Competition. ID: BJA-2019-15133
- Category 2. Adult Drug Court Training Initiative (DCTI) and the National Drug Court Resources, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center (Resource Center). Up to $6,000,000; DCPI: $4,400,000 and Resource Center: $1,600,000. Competition ID: BJA2019-15134
- Category 3. Adult Drug Court Site-specific Technical Assistance (Site-specific TA) Program. Up to $5,400,000. Competition ID: BJA-2019-15135
- Category 4. Adult Drug Court State-based Technical Assistance (State-based TA) Program. Up to $2,400,000. Competition ID: BJA-2019-15136
- Category 5. Veterans Treatment Court Site-specific Training and Technical Assistance (VTC TTA) Program. Up to $2,000,000. Competition ID: BJA-2019-15823
- Category 6. Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Site-specific Training and Technical Assistance (THWC TTA). Up to $2,000,000. Competition ID: BJA-2019-16131

For details on deliverables for each of the six categories, see the RFP:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185344

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

BJA expects to make up to seven awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $6,000,000
Award Floor: $2,000,000

Term of Contract:

BJA expects to make awards for 24-month periods of performance, to begin on January 1, 2020.


  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations (including tribal organizations), faith-based and community organizations, and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education) with demonstrated expertise in assisting communities to develop, implement, and enhance drug courts.

BJA is seeking applications from entities that have:

- Expert knowledge of drug courts, including the type or types of courts to be served;
- Extensive experience in brokering and developing technical assistance;
- Experience in identification of best practices;
- Program documentation, resource compilation, and information dissemination experience;
- The willingness to work with BJA and other partners as a member of a training and technical assistance collaborative; and
- Expert knowledge on the sustainability of drug courts.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with at prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 16, 2019.

OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

Every applicant entity must comply with all applicable System for Award Management (SAM) and unique entity identifier (currently, a Data Universal Numbering System [DUNS] number) requirements.

An application cannot be successfully submitted in until receives the SAM registration information. Once the SAM registration/renewal is complete, the information transfer from SAM to can take as long as 48 hours. OJP recommends that the applicant register or renew registration with SAM as early as possible.

Award notifications will be made by September 30, 2019.

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

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