Posted on April 2, 2020 by Staff reports

Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, today announced that communities across northern Florida are eligible to apply for a portion of more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants nationwide to help
communities across America address the nation’s addiction crisis.

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

Added U.S. Attorney Keefe: “So much of the criminal activity in Northern Florida – from its urban centers to the most rural areas – can be traced back to addiction. From the addicts who commit crimes to support their habits to the dealers who keep them hooked, this is a scourge on every community, and the grants available to help can make a meaningful impact across the District.”

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.

A number of funding opportunities that address the addiction crisis are currently open:

For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access available public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.