The Department of Justice is soliciting applications for grants under its Family Drug Court Program. Tribal governments are among the eligible applicants. Funds are to be used to implement new drug courts or enhance pre-existing drug courts in order to provide direct services to drug-abusing adults and their children. A drug court need not be a separate court, but rather is a “specially designed court calendar or docket.” Drug court participants are limited to nonviolent offenders.
Grants are in two categories:
- Implementation grants for jurisdictions that have already done a substantial amount of planning to begin a family drug court program. The maximum award is $650,000 for up to three years.
- Enhancement grants for jurisdictions for which a family drug court has been in operation for at least one year. The maximum award is $550,000 for up to three years.
Grants will cover no more than 75 percent of the project cost and the grantee must supply a 25 percent match, some of which may be made as an in-kind contribution. Indirect costs are allowed if the grantee has a federally-approved indirect cost rate.
The deadline for receipt of applications is June 20, 2011. Detailed application material may be found at: http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2011/FamilyDrug.pdf
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