Feds Announce $163M to Fight Addiction in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. –U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito today announced that more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address America’s addiction crisis.

“My office devotes substantial resources toward the battle against opioid diversion and abuse, but the problem requires more than just a law enforcement approach,” U.S. Attorney Carpenito said.

“These grants provide resources to our partners that can help them tackle opioid addiction, a crisis that afflicts so many of our communities, with solutions focused on treatment and recovery.

I encourage them to explore the opportunities listed below.”

“Our nation is facing the difficult challenge of curbing substance addiction, which threatens public safety and is among the Administration’s top domestic priorities,” Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), said.

“The Department of Justice is front and center in the fight to meet this challenge. OJP is making historic amounts of grant funding available to ensure that our communities have access to innovative and diverse solutions.”

The funding is available through OJP, the federal government’s leading source of public safety funding and crime victim assistance in state, local and tribal jurisdictions.

OJP’s programs support a wide array of activities and services, including programs designed to prevent overdose deaths and break the cycle of addiction and crime.