Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement

Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement – The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 3797u et seq.) is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidenced-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-abusing offenders. BJA is accepting applications for FY 2015 grants to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court services, coordination, and offender management and recovery support services. Funding for certain Veterans Treatment Courts are available through a separate appropriation in FY 2015. For the purposes of this solicitation, eligible drug court models must include one of the following types: Adult Drug Courts; Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Courts; Co-Occurring Courts where those participants possess a substance abuse related charge and diagnosis; Veterans Treatment Courts; and Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Court programs that combine or propose to combine the above-referenced drug court models (meeting the requirements of such) with other court programs or dockets are also eligible for funding, although the funding under this program must be used to address only those clients eligible for drug court services. Applicants should refer to their relevant local statutes to define the legal age of an “adult.” All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 16, 2015.