The Arkansas Department of Finance Administration – Office of Intergovernmental Services has approximately $1,200,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program grant, funded through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) that is available to address the opioid epidemic in the State.

Funding will enable financial support to localities to implement strategies that focus on supporting treatment and recovery service engagement; provide prevention and education programs for youth; increase the use of diversion or family court programming; and/or support initiatives that reduce the incidence of overdose death.

Sub-awards will be based on the applicant’s application assessment score and on the availability of funding. This Request for Application (RFA) is a competitive process.

Preference for this $50,000 funding opportunity will be given to law enforcement located within the counties that have been served through CJI’s opioid project.

PROJECT PERIOD:
November 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA):
https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/intergovernmental-services/grant-programs/comprehensive-opioid-abuse-site-based-program-coap-coming-soon-under-development/comprehensive-opioid-abuse-request-for-application-rfa/

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP) – Grant Program Information:
https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/intergovernmental-services/grant-programs/comprehensive-opioid-abuse-site-based-program-coap-coming-soon-under-development/

AVAILABLE FUNDING:
$50,000 Maximum Amount. Up to 25 projects to be granted to localities/municipalities/jurisdictions.

ELIGIBILITY:
Eligible applicants are localities/municipalities that support law enforcement units or local criminal justice related organizations. Jurisdictions must have been identified as targeted areas of high need (See RFA Instructions for more details on eligibility requirements.)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Applications and supporting documentations are due by Monday, September 7, 2020 to Department of Finance and Administration-Intergovernmental Services. Applications should be submitted electronically to the email at IGS.Applications@dfa.arkansas.gov.

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP:
An RFA Development Workshop will be scheduled through Zoom for Thursday, August 13, 2020. To participate in the Zoom video conference, applicants must request an invite by emailing
julie.shelby@dfa.arkansas.gov.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
For additional assistance, contact DFA-IGS via email at IGS.Contact@dfa.arkansas.gov or call the IGS office at 501-682-1074.