The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), announces the availability of up to $8,000,000 in federal State Opioid Response (SOR) funds to support the ‘Improving Justice System Responses to Opioid, Stimulant & Related Substance Use Disorders’ initiative.
The primary purpose of this competitive grant program is to expand access to evidence-based supports for justice-involved people with opioid use disorder (OUD), stimulant use disorder, and/or related substance use disorders. Additionally, these funds will enhance coordination among key systems within counties to improve outcomes for people with OUD/stimulant use disorder and/or co-occurring disorders who come into contact with the justice system. Eligible applicants include counties and nonprofit organizations. Applicants must demonstrate that proposals were developed with/supported by the Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) and Single County Authority (SCA) relevant to the proposed project’s service area(s). In addition, applicants must demonstrate they have a comprehensive plan (or must include a planning period within their application) in order to apply for funding. More detailed information regarding these requirements is available in the funding announcement. Applications must be submitted in PCCD’s Egrants system no later than January 12, 2023. For more information about this funding opportunity, please click here to access PCCD's open funding announcements, then select the 'Improving Justice System Responses to OUD/SUD' funding announcement.