The Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Discretionary Grant Program provides financial and technical assistance to grantees to implement or enhance the operations of veterans treatment courts. These courts effectively integrate evidence- based substance use disorder treatment, mandatory drug testing, incentives and sanctions, and transitional services in judicially supervised court settings that have jurisdiction over veterans in the criminal justice system who have substance use disorders, including those with a history of violence and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of their military service. Recognizing the significant public threat of overdose deaths related to drug use, BJA also encourages approaches that seek to prevent overdose and overdose deaths.
Early and accurate identification of veterans in the criminal justice system is critical to its ability to effectively address their needs and connect them with support and resources. Applicants are expected to demonstrate their plan for early identification of eligible veterans for referral to VTCs.
Approximately $19,900,000 was available in 2022.
The FY 2023 VTC Discretionary Grant Program solicitation offers the following three grant categories:
For Category 1 (Planning and Implementation) and Category 2 (Enhancement), the following entities are eligible to apply:
For Category 3 (Statewide), the following entities are eligible to apply:
Applicants were to submit a SF-424 and the SF-LLL to Grants.gov by April 11, 2023, at 8:59 PM ET. Full applications were to be submitted to JustGrants by April 18, 2023, at 8:59 PM EST. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
An estimated $25,100,000 is available in 2023. Four awards for up to $900,000 are available in Category 1. Fourteen awards for up to $950,000 are available in Category 2. Four awards for up to $2,500,000 are available in Category 3. Project period is 4 years, beginning October 1, 2023. Cost sharing/matching is not required.