This report describes the training and technical assistance available to participants in the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA's) Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP).
The COAP was developed as part of the federal Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. The COAP's purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments for planning, developing, and implementing comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic. The COAP training and technical assistance (TTA) program provides information, training, technical assistance, and learning opportunities that support the work of COAP grantees. TTA is available to support a wide range of COAP-related programs, including first-responder and overdose prevention; technology-assisted treatment; diversion and alternative sentencing; reentry and community corrections; and the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The amount of federal funding available under the COAP is reported here for FY 2017 ($13 million), FY 2018 ($145 million), and FY 2019 ($157 million). This report also explains how COAP sites can request training and technical assistance from BJA.