OJJDP FY 2022 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

The opioid epidemic has disrupted public safety and public health. This crisis significantly increased the burden on state and local law enforcement, substance use treatment delivery systems, mental health systems, child welfare and foster care, and the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Through this program, OJJDP will support states and communities to develop coordinated responses to opioid use-related challenges that impact youth and community safety. Funding under this program may be used to support programs and services to youth and families impacted by both opioids and other substance use disorders.

The OJJDP FY 2022 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative will fund sites to develop coordinated intervention and prevention responses that identify and address challenges resulting from opioid use and misuse that are impacting youth and community safety. Proposed activities must demonstrate a clear nexus between youth and the effects of opioids. Sites will work with OJJDP and a training and technical assistance provider to develop strategies and programs to be implemented that address specific challenges resulting from opioid use and misuse. 

Deadline: May 25, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

City or township governments, County governments, For profit organizations other than small businesses, Independent school districts, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Small businesses, State governments 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 25, 2022