Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 8/22/2023

HEAL Initiative: Justice Community Overdose Innovation Network (JCOIN) - Phase II Coordination and Translation Center (U2C Clinical Trial Optional)

The intersection of criminal-legal and community-based health systems is a critical target for addressing the overdose crisis. To support research on effective interventions and implementation strategies, the National Institute on Drug Abuse intends to continue the Justice Community Overdose Innovation Network (JCOIN) – Phase II. The purpose of the network is to bring together a national consortium of investigators and practitioner partners to conduct an array of research and capacity building activities to address the overdose epidemic among individuals involved in the criminal-legal system.

The structure of the network shall consist of three highly integrated components - (1) Research Hubs; (2) a single, central Coordination and Translation Center (CTC); and (3) a single, central Methodology and Advanced Analytics Resource Center (MAARC).

This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) solicits applications for a CTC. This NOFO runs in parallel with a companion NOFO for the MAARC (RFA-DA-24-068); a NOFO for Research Hubs is anticipated at a future date (NOT-DA-25-025). 

This NOFO requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP), which will be assessed as part of the scientific and technical peer review evaluation. Applications that fail to include a PEDP will be considered incomplete and will be withdrawn. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the NOFO instructions carefully and view the available PEDP guidance material.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): September 30, 2023

  • Application Due Date:  October 30, 2023

RFA-DA-24-069 Expiration Date October 31, 2023

Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $1.75 million direct costs in Year 1 and $2.5 million in direct costs in Years 2-5. Budgets must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.