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FY 20 COSSAP Program

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $600,000)

The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSAPs purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants, and other drugs of abuse. The objective of Category 1 is to encourage and support the development of comprehensive, locally driven responses to opioids, stimulants, and other substances that expand access to supervision, treatment, and recovery support services across the criminal justice system; support law enforcement and other first responder diversion programs for nonviolent drug offenders; promote education and prevention activities; and address the needs of children impacted by substance abuse. The County of Lewis and Clark is applying to Category 1c grant funding. It proposes to implement the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Bridges Project, which will support the delivery of treatment in the detention center for individuals with opioid use disorder. MAT medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, provide an evidence-based, holistic patient approach to the treatment of opioid dependency. The county is requesting funding to offer subaward agreements to community providers to offer MOUD related services to MAT Bridges Participants in Detention. The MAT Bridges program is projected to increase retention in treatment for individuals upon release into the community and decrease recidivism rates for MAT Bridges participants. This project serves an estimated population of 69,432, including both rural and urban communities in the county. The project includes partnerships between the county's Criminal Justice Services Department, the County of Lewis and Clark Sheriff's Office and detention center and community providers.

Date Created: October 22, 2020