BJA FY2017 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

BJADrug Court Grants up to $1,500,000

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: Feb. 28, 2017

Up to 40 awards expected

BJA is accepting applications to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court services, coordination, and offender management and recovery support services. The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program 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 will prioritize making awards to those jurisdictions who do not have an active BJA drug court award. BJA may also elect to fund applications submitted under this FY 2017 solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.

What this grant does for your agency

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications to establish or enhance drug court services, coordination, management of drug court participants, and recovery support services. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent, criminally involved persons with substance-use disorders, including those related to opioid substance-use disorders.

As one type of problem-solving courts, drug courts have been demonstrated (where
implemented in an evidence-based manner) to reduce recidivism and substance abuse among
high-risk participants with substance use disorders and increase their likelihood of successful rehabilitation through:

  • Early, continuous, and intense treatment;
  • Close judicial supervision and involvement (including judicial interaction with participants and frequent status hearings);
  • Mandatory and random drug testing;
  • Community supervision;
  • Appropriate incentives and sanctions; and,
  • Community Reintegration and Recovery support services/continuing care.

Agencies awarded the BJA FY2017 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program receive grants up to $1,500,000, depending on program category.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • City or township governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • State governments
  • County governments

About the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

BJA’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Tues., Feb. 28, 2017.


Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2017-11320. Apply for the BJA FY2017 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program