CARA Grants Available


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Posted on 01/31/2017 by VLCT Communications


The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice, has released a solicitation for the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Grant Program, funded through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Applicants may include state agencies, units of local government, and federally-recognized Native American tribal governments. BJA will also accept applications that involve two or more entities, including treatment providers and other not-for-profit agencies, and regional applications that propose to carry out the funded federal award activities. The application deadline is April 25, 2017. Specific eligibility requirements by category and additional information is at


CARA Grant Training Opportunities. The Addiction Policy Forum will host the CARA Implementation Conference, Promoting a Comprehensive Response to the Opioid Epidemic: Funding, Effective Design and Implementation, Research and Evaluation, on February 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The conference is designed for states, counties, cities, tribes, law enforcement and other agencies applying for CARA grant funding and will help promote the use of research and evaluation in the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies designed to address opioid abuse in the United States. To learn more, visit the conference website at


Training. The Addiction Policy Forum will also host a series of webinars to help assist those applying for CARA grants. To receive future updates on CARA funding and technical assistance opportunities, sign-up for the newsletter at