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Substance Abuse & Crime

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At OJP, all of the grant-making components are in some way involved in weakening the link between substance abuse and crime. They are involved in many collaborative efforts to address this problem, as it affects areas ranging from housing and work life to families and health. Examples of these collaborations can be found in the OJP programs listed below.

Funding Opportunities

Visit the following sites to learn about substance abuse-related funding opportunities from OJP bureaus and other federal sources:

See the OJP Current Funding Opportunities page to learn more about opportunities and to access archived solicitations.


Also see the Drugs and Substance Abuse page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs.

Training and Technical Assistance

Drug arrest statistics are available through the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Information and data on the amount of money spent on the purchase of illegal drugs can be found in What America's Users Spend on Illegal Drugs, 2006–2016, a report from the RAND Corporation completed with funding support from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Information about funding opportunities for drug prevention efforts can be accessed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grants website.

To stay informed about funding opportunities from the Office of Justice Programs, sign up for the twice monthly electronic newsletter, JUSTINFO. Additionally, you can subscribe to the weekly Funding News from NCJRS email message disseminated by our National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS).

You can also sign up to receive funding announcements from other federal agencies through the Manage Subscriptions page on the Grants.gov website.