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Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Technical Assistance

Award Information

Award #
2018-YB-FX-K004
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$2,010,253

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $1,010,253)

The OJJDP FY 2018 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative will fund sites to develop a data-driven coordinated response to identify and address challenges resulting from opioid abuse that are impacting youth and community safety. Category 2: Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Technical Assistance will help Category 1 sites develop tools and agreements for data collection, sharing, and interpretation; develop short and long-term outcome measurements; and develop deliverables that will track, document, and analyze the impact of programs and strategies implemented by sites to combat the opioid epidemic.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will use funding to assist states, local governments, and tribal jurisdictions that receive funding under Category 1 of the Opioid Affected Youth Initiative in developing and implementing effective, data-driven, and coordinated responses that address the abuse of opioids and provide services to improve public safety and outcomes for youth and their families impacted by the opioid crisis. IIR will support Category 1 grantees as they enhance their capacities to reduce opioid abuse in their communities by making use of data-driven, evidence-based strategies tailored to specific local concerns and provide technical assistance and related support to help sites to develop tools and agreements for data collection, sharing, and interpretation; develop short and long-term outcome measurements; and develop deliverables that will track, document, and analyze the impact of strategies and programs implemented by Category 1 sites. CA/NCF

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates. The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will work in collaboration with OJJDP to provide technical assistance and related support to help sites under the Opioid Affected Youth Initiative develop tools and agreements for data collection, analysis and sharing; develop long and short-term outcome measurements; and develop deliverables that will track, document, and analyze the impact of the sites’ implemented strategies and programs on combating the opioid epidemic. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 25, 2018