FY22 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

Anti-heroin police grant up to $35 million

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Grant Guidelines

Assistance Listing Number #16.710

Grants.gov Opportunity Number: O-COPS-2022-171223

Grant Deadline: June 1, 2022

Investigate illicit activities related to heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and unlawfully distributed prescription opioids

The Fiscal Year 2022 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program is a competitive award program designed to advance public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions for the purpose of locating or investigating illicit activities through statewide collaboration relating to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, or carfentanil, or to the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.

What this grant does for your agency

There is approximately $35 million in funding available through FY 2022 AHTF.

The AHTF program advances public safety by making competitive grants to State law enforcement agencies in States with high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions, for the purpose of locating or investigating illicit activities, through Statewide collaboration, relating to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, or carfentanil, or relating to the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.

The goal of the AHTF program is to increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies at the state level to address heroin and opioid abuse through improving investigations and establishing and enhancing multijurisdictional task forces. By providing funding for additional law enforcement, civilian, and task force personnel, training, and equipment, the program seeks to increase the number of hours devoted to statewide task forces, increase the number and variety of agencies participating in task forces, and enhance the analytical capability of task forces. Anticipated outcomes of AHTF awards include:

  • increased collaboration with federal agencies;
  • increased analytical reporting;
  • increased information sharing among participating agencies;
  • increased number and efficiency of investigations;
  • increased percentage of investigations resulting in arrests, referrals, prosecutions, and ultimately convictions;
  • increased knowledge and use of community policing principles;
  • increased number of drug-endangered children identified;
  • and increased number of and size of drug seizures.

Agencies awarded the FY22 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program receive:

  • Each award is three years (36 months) in duration
  • Recipients may receive a maximum of $4 million per award
  • There is no local match requirement

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

State Law Enforcement Agencies are eligible. For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

About The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation’s state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 7:59 PM ET.

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