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15PBJA23GK02261COAP

Cooperative Agreement

Overview

Grant Description
TASCS Center for Health and Justice (CHJ), the Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) arm of TASC, Inc. (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities) proposes the CHJ First Responder Partnerships (CHJ-FRP) TTA initiative. CHJ, with law enforcement, other first responders, and behavioral health partners, will facilitate community-based initiatives and collaborative relationships that provide equitable responses to the overdose crisis.

To meet BJAS COSSUP TTA Program Category 1A (C-BJA-2023-00045-PROD; $3,500,000.00) aims, CHJ will build on 20 years experience providing TTA and 10 years experience in developing and leading the deflection field. The CHJ-FRP features a strong group of national organizations representing multiple fields, including five major partnersInternational Association of Chiefs of Police, National Association of State EMS Officials, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriffs Association, and National Alliance for Drug Endangered Childrenand other recognized subject matter partners.

Through the CHJ-FRP, this team will help communities establish, enhance and sustain best practice deflection initiatives led by first responders and behavioral health agencies that respond to the overdose and stimulant epidemic through two objectives: 1) developing and disseminating best practice information on deflection, overdose responses and behavioral health services, and reaching underserved communities to first responders and providers; and 2) facilitating adoption and enhancement of first responder-led deflection initiatives, including overdose responses and services, in local jurisdictions for individuals with a substance use disorder.

Key activities will include: a) using new and existing tools to assess grantee and field needs; co-developing tailored workplans with grantees; and supporting implementation of workplans; b) partnering with a diverse range of local and national subject matter experts, including practitioners and persons with lived experience; c) building the knowledge base and capacity of the field by creating resources on deflection, overdose responses, stigma and harm reduction, and reaching underserved communities, and by disseminating best practices and lessons learned at grantee orientation webinars, COSSUP grantee meetings and national, state, local, and tribal conferences; d) supporting BJA, grantees, researchers and the field in performance data collection and reporting; and e) collaborating with COSSUP TTA providers.

The CHJ-FRP program incorporates curriculum development theory and adult learning principles, provides proactive coaching, and will: fast-track success; minimize local initiative errors; reduce implementation time; provide motivation to leaders and staff; and create and share resources in multiple formats. TTA and resources will be adapted for COSSUP grantees and non-COSSUP sites, and mentor sites and learning communities will be important program elements.
Awardee
Place of Performance
Chicago, Illinois 60607 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Tasc was awarded CHJ First Responder Partnerships: Equitable Responses to the Overdose Crisis Cooperative Agreement 15PBJA23GK02261COAP worth $3,500,000 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance in October 2023 with work to be completed primarily in Chicago Illinois United States. The grant has a duration of 2 years and was awarded through assistance program 16.838 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program. The Cooperative Agreement was awarded through grant opportunity BJA FY 23 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program Training and Technical Assistance.

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 11/20/23

Period of Performance
10/1/23
Start Date
9/30/25
End Date
32.0% Complete

Funding Split
$3.5M
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$3.5M
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

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Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
15PBJA23GK02261COAP
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI NOT AVAILABLE
Awardee Classifications
Nonprofit With 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other Than An Institution Of Higher Education)
Awarding Office
15PBJA OJP BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE
Funding Office
15PBJA OJP BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE
Awardee UEI
FEH5KKNL8H96
Awardee CAGE
3UCN6
Performance District
IL-07
Senators
Richard Durbin
Tammy Duckworth
Modified: 11/20/23