On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) is releasing the TribalResponses to Drug Overdoses solicitation. The is apart of a series of demonstration projects funded under the ComprehensiveOpioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) to support national demonstration collaborations to build local capacity and support innovation. Under this solicitation, up to five tribal communities will be selected for an award of up to $500,000 each for a 14-month time period.
Applicants are limited to federally recognized Indian tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. This includes Alaska Native villages and tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes. Current Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) site- based grantees are eligible to apply.
Overview of Solicitation
The Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses grant is designed to assist federally recognized tribes in identifying resource deployment strategies to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with drug overdoses among individuals who come in contact with law enforcement or are involved in the criminal justice system. Tribes will have implementation support from the combined resources and expertise of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with other partners.
A webinar about the Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses and the application process was held on March 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., ET. The applicant webinar included a presentation about ODMAP that focused on providing a complete overview of the capabilities of ODMAP and the implementation process. A recording of the webinar is available at