Grant Opportunity: Anti-Heroin Task Force Program

The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office has announced the 2018 Anti-Heroin Task Force Program, a competitive grant program that assists state law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for both heroin and other opioids.

 

Approximately $32 million in funding is available for FY 2018. Each grant is a maximum of $3 million, is two years in duration, and there is no local match. AHTF funds shall be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.

Applications are due by June 27, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT.

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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

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