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COAP Category B TTA Provider

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $1,050,000)

Signed into law on July 22, 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is the first major federal substance use disorder treatment and recovery legislation in 40 years and the most comprehensive effort to address the opioid epidemic. CARA establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that expand prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery. The purpose of this program is to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to state and local criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), and their partner agencies in sites selected through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based solicitation. This TTA program is designed to complement the site-based competitive solicitation. This solicitation offers four TTA categories for distinct sets of activities to provide targeted customized TTA to existing and future COAP sites. To support the COAP Program, BJA seeks an applicant to provide training and technical assistance to all Category 1-4 site-based grantees. The goal of this assistance is to increase each COAP site-based grantee’s capacity to achieve the project goals.

The Advocates for Human Potential, Inc, will use the BJA funds to support grantees in the initial design phases (identifying key collaborators, defining performance metrics, identifying initial TA needs, providing overview webinar), provide ongoing TA to support implementation and efficacy (individual on- and off-site TA, webinars, other training materials), and document grantee programs and implementation efforts for federal and national audiences (project goals, performance and cost benefit, other impacts). AHP will provide management and leadership to ensure high quality deliverables and on-time task completion. They will collaborate closely with BJA and other COAP TTA providers to ensure that COAP goals are leveraged across the initiative. Advocates for Human Potential has deep content knowledge of the latest research and evidence-based practices in criminal justice programming, substance abuse treatment and opioid overdose prevention—as well as a long history providing strategic planning and TTA to states, communities, and providers, and will ensure that COAP grantees have the tools to build and sustain multidisciplinary, systemic, and successful responses to the opioid epidemic.


Date Created: September 22, 2017