The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Institute of Justice is seeking applications for funding for rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies. State, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that are looking to better address drug trafficking, markets, and use of heroin, other opioids, and novel psychoactive substances (synthetic drugs) are eligible to apply. This program furthers DOJ’s crime prevention and law enforcement goals by supporting research on drug-related crime to promote effective law enforcement, court, and corrections responses to illegal drug markets (including diversion of legal drugs) and criminal behavior related to drug use.
The solicitation provides further details about the project, including selection criteria. Applications are due March 23.