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Grant to a USA Accredited Research University for Research on the Response of Law Enforcement to Overdose-Related Situations

Research on Law Enforcement Responses to Opioid Overdoses


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
CFDA Number: 16.560
Funding or PIN Number: O-NIJ-2024-171913
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Important Dates
Conference Date: 12/06/23
Deadline: 02/12/24 11:59 PM ET - deadline; 02/26/24 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline. Save

Grant Description
Grant to a USA accredited research university for research on the response of law enforcement to overdose-related situations. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended for research that will inform future best practices and policies regarding law enforcement response to opioid overdoses.

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals from accredited research universities to study law enforcement’s responses to opioid overdoses. The study shall take into account law enforcement’s responses with linked community agencies and also include specific practices utilized to ensure the well-being, assessment, and protection of children in these situations. Linked community agencies may include public and private agencies that do or could have a role in reducing or responding to opioid misuse and overdoses.

NIJ will give special consideration to proposals with methods that include meaningful engagement with individuals with lived experience of the subject of study; including, but not limited to, individuals with or in recovery from substance use disorders, family members of individuals with substance use disorders, justice practitioners, community members, crime victims, and service providers including behavioral health practitioners, peer specialists, harm reduction and related community organizations.

Applicants are encouraged to propose multidisciplinary research teams to build on the complementary strengths of different methods and areas of subject matter expertise. NIJ also seeks proposals that include consideration and measurement of issues of diversity, discrimination, and bias across age, gender and gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation, as applicable.

NIJ seeks proposals that include robust, creative, and multi-pronged dissemination strategies that include strategic partnerships with organizations and associations that are best equipped to ensure that research findings lead to changes in policies and practices related to the subjects of study. Special consideration will be given to proposals that dedicate at least 15% of the requested project award funding toward implementing such strategies, as demonstrated in the Budget Worksheet and Budget Narrative.

Background Information:

Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Only accredited research universities are eligible to apply.

An applicant may submit more than one application if each application proposes a different project in response to the solicitation. Also, an entity may be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application.

NIJ will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).

Foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply.

What will not be funded:
- Applications primarily to purchase equipment, materials, or supplies, or to provide direct services. (A budget may include these items if they are necessary to conduct research, development, demonstration, evaluation, or analysis.)
- Applications that are not responsive to the purposes of this specific solicitation.

Pre-Proposal Conference
NIJ will hold a solicitation webinar on December 6 at 3:00 p.m. ET. This call will provide a detailed overview of the solicitation and allow an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions. Preregistration is required for all participants.

Register by clicking on this link and following the instructions.

Pre-Application Information
The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on February 12, 2024.

The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by 8:59 p.m. eastern time on February 26, 2024.

To use the webinar time most efficiently, NIJ encourages participants to review the solicitation and submit any questions they may have in advance and no later than by 3 p.m. on December 5th.

Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration and renewal can take up to 10 business days to complete.

Applications must be submitted to DOJ electronically through a two-step process via and JustGrants.
- Step 1: The applicant must submit by the deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF-424) and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form when they register in Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the deadline. If an applicant fails to submit in, they will be unable to apply in JustGrants.
- Step 2: The applicant must submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

OJP Grant Application Resource Guide:

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For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the link above.

Webinar transcript (Dec. 6, 2023):

Additional Funding Information

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Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $1,000,000

Term of Contract
Period of Performance Start Date: January 1, 2025
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 60 months

Contact Information
Submit pre-webinar questions to with the subject as “Questions for NIJ FY 24 Research on Law Enforcement Responses to Opioid Overdoses solicitation Webinar”.

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center at 800-851-3420, 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only), or

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and a SF-LLL in, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Customer Support, or

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in JustGrants, contact the JustGrants Service Desk at 833-872-5175 or

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